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Lead Game Designer

Designer - - Montréal, Canada

Job Title Lead Game Designer
Job Description


  • Participate in the development and growth of one of our Mobile projects;
  • Participate in the definition and implementation of the vision of the game including its history, target market, emotions and gaming mechanics;
  • Design and implement a strategy that will maximize the engagement, the retention and the monetization of the players;
  • Prototype different concepts and evaluate the performance and efficiency in his context;
  • Validate that the learning curve and the gameplay is interesting and engaging, throughout the development of the project;
  • Work and collaborate with all other departments (Art, Programming, Audio, Marketing...) to ensure that every element supports the vision of the game;
  • Lead a team of 3-5 designers, setting tasks for each designer to help achieve the goals set by the creative and production team;
  • Ensure that creative intent is maintained and upheld within the detailed design;
  • Present designs to stakeholders and determine the best course of action and next steps to answer the expectations;
  • Provide mentorship and guidance for design team including: performance goal setting, growth opportunities and coaching.


  • 8+ years of experience in Game Design in the Video Game industry;
  • Mastering game design principles: Camera, Control, Character
  • Ability to understand the new paradigm of engagement, retention and monetization as well as classic games design
  • Basic knowledges of Unity and ability to be ?hands-on? in the engine, and so debug, script, prototype...;
  • Bilinguism French-English.


  • Excellent communication skills to illustrate ideas;
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks and collaborate with various teams in the same time;
  • At ease in a team innovation-oriented;
  • Ability to learn and share knowledge;
  • Ability to give and receive constructive feedback.


Ambition and passion for video games are essential!


Category Designer
Contract Type Permanent
Hours Full Time
Salary DOE
Date Posted 7 April 2021
Recruiter Square Enix Montreal
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