Game Director

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Posted 23 November 2022
Salary Negotiable
Job type Permanent
Contact NameConnor Green

Job description

Supermassive Games are looking for a talented Game Director to play a key role in the development of a new title.

Supermassive are well known for creating, immersive, tense, and narrative driven horror experiences from their fantastic, state of the art studios based in Guildford. You will play a key role in the design team and be part of both setting the quality bar and the hands-on creation of exciting action orientated moment to moment gameplay.

This role is all about the creative leadership during the game’s concept, design, and development phases. You will provide expert support, guidance, and direction to a team that will benefit from your holistic view of the entire game.

As such, you will collaborate with the Executive Producer, and other senior team members, to develop both a game and a team development to achieve an outstanding product. As an advocate for the narrative and game experience, you will be expected to pursue quality relentlessly, and attempt to achieve it in every aspect of the game.

Your responsibilities…
  • Collaborate to create and maintain a product vision
  • Work closely with other discipline directors to execute the product vision, provide guidance, and make decisions that lead to the delivery of a fantastic game
  • Support the team through-out development so that ensure that the project vision is reflected in all stages of design and implementation of art, animation, audio, game mechanics, play systems, user controls, narrative, and the player’s experience
  • Encourage the team to contribute ideas, building and maintaining a team culture that is based around trust, innovation, iteration, learning, collaboration, and sharing
  • Enable the team to consistently perform at their best by providing clear, precise direction with sufficient flexibility for individual creativity
  • While primarily responsible for the creative vision and quality, you will be partnered with an Executive Producer, and that partnership will be responsible for achieving the vision on time and to budget
The skills and experience you’ll bring to the role…
  • Several years of experience working with multiple game technologies/engines and tools and have a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities each offers
  • Pragmatic and able to evaluate process and individual team members strengths, with a proven ability to adapt, collaborate, and work constructively in solving problems across multiple disciplines
  • In previous roles, you will have successfully navigated the compromise between achieving the product-vision perfectly, and achieving other important project goals, seeing your project through to successful completion
  • Ability to overcome unique design challenges and help others to do the same, always responding calmly and constructively to shifting priorities, demands and timelines.
  • Expertise in the tools and techniques used to build games.
  • Experience of working on a game, film or tv series narrative such as character biography, relationships, character arcs, and plot key beats
Bonus Points if you have…
  • The desire to develop further in their understanding of the games that Supermassive make
  • An ambitious outlook for the next step in your career in direction in game development.
  • An understanding of approaches and techniques used to create world-class entertainment products other than games
  • Experience of contributing to PR for a game or company through press interviews or representation at public or industry events