Playground Games is looking for a Gameplay Designer to join our Fable team on a permanent basis. 

About us: 

As a first-party Xbox Game Studio, we are passionate about making genre-defining games that are accessible, beautiful, and, most of all, fun. We are excited to be rebooting the much-loved Fable franchise and are expanding our diverse team to create a new classic in the action RPG genre.  

About the role: 

As a Gameplay Designer, you will be working with the Gameplay team to deliver character-driven gameplay systems. You will closely collaborate with other disciplines to design and implement features within combat, enemies, 3Cs and traversal. 
Our ideal candidate is a Gameplay Designer who is passionate about their craft, skilled in character-driven gameplay and action combat, and has the track record to prove it.  

This is a permanent role based at our state-of-the-art facilities in Royal Leamington Spa, with a hybrid work model in place. Relocation assistance is available if required. 

What you’ll do: 

  • Create and maintain high-quality feature and system designs.
  • Work with a highly motivated, talented, cross-discipline team.
  • Use our custom, propriety engine and tools to implement features to the highest standard.
  • Develop highly satisfying, engaging action gameplay. 

What you’ll bring: 

  • Gameplay Design experience, ideally on at least 1 AAA game with character-driven combat.
  • A portfolio demonstrating high-quality Gameplay Design work. This portfolio can be submitted as a link to a portfolio website or added as an attachment along with your CV.
  • A flexible, highly motivated and friendly approach to your work.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • A genuine passion for video games.  
  • Experience with text-based or visual scripting tools is a plus. 

This is a fantastic opportunity to make world-class games with an established, talented, and collaborative team at one of the industry’s most exciting first-party game studios.  

Playground Games is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, we believe that diversity and inclusion fuels creativity.  We are dedicated to creating a safe, comfortable and welcoming working environment.   

We strive to build an inclusive culture that encourages, supports and celebrates the diverse voices of our team members.  It drives our innovation and connects us closer to our players.  We are committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion across age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.  

At Playground Games we recognise the importance of self-development, career progression, well-being and retention of our colleagues. We celebrate difference and welcome everyone to join us and to be themselves at work. 

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