Lead Designer

Guildford, England, United Kingdom


Fortitude Games is looking for a highly talented and experienced Lead Game Designer to head up the design department in our rapidly growing studio.

As Lead Designer you’ll work directly with the Studio Director to develop, refine and present the top-level vision on our original pitches. You’ll also be an extraordinarily strong and concise feature designer with the ability to focus right down to low-level detail, capable of generating highly effective documentation that powers development across the studio.

You’ll be expected to build, manage, develop and mentor your design team, providing clear guidance and support while remaining directly hands-on where needed.

Your relationship with the other leads in the studio will also be critical, ensuring that the design department works collaboratively across disciplines to protect and champion design while understanding the wider implications and demands on the studio.

Your intuition, personality, skill sets and experience that will be guiding our projects from conception to release and beyond — and those projects in turn are what will shape our identity and success as a company!



We are a pitch-orientated studio with both work-for-hire and original concepts in active development.

We’re engaged in both free-to-play and premium titles, so while we don’t expect perfect expertise across both, a proven and impressive track record in at least one of the areas is essential, with at least a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the other also a requirement.

In addition we would expect to see:


Fortitude is a new studio based in Guildford, UK, dedicated to building innovative and creative games. Our team includes multi-BAFTA nominated talent and we have a close and highly-developed working relationship with parent company Mediatonic and their extensive network and support.

We are looking for highly-motivated and talented individuals with the passion and skills to deliver premium-quality games from day one, while growing as part of a small team working with original properties and highly-acclaimed IPs to create a world-class games studio.

The Lead Designer role is one of our most critical and significant hires. It offers the opportunity to have an enormous impact on shaping our ambitious and creative studio, while working with our small but highly talented team to meet the challenges — and experience the rewards — that come along with it.

We look forward to your application!

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