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inXile entertainment

Newport Beach, California - United States
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Lead Designer


InXile Entertainment is looking for a talented, motivated, and experienced Lead Designer for a next-generation role-playing game. The ideal candidate will be a passionate and creative innovator with experience leading and managing design teams, combined with a proven track record in developing compelling and engaging experiences in modern RPGs. Working directly with the Game Director and other project stakeholders, the Lead Designer is expected to drive major gameplay and storytelling features of the title and implement them to a high level of quality. This is a rare opportunity to lead a design team in creating an immersive and compelling role-playing game with some of the industry’s most well-known gamemakers and storytellers. 

  • Coordinate with the Game Director and other project stakeholders to define the game vision 

  • Communicate game vision to the Design Team, and lead them in executing it a high level of quality across multiple platforms. 

  • Oversee the creation of a comprehensive GDD for the project, while setting clear quality, clarity and consistency standards for design documentation overall. 

  • Be a champion for the Design team; Inspire, motivate, and mentor other designers in best practices, processes, and procedures pertaining to their disciplines 

  • Build collaborative relationships with other discipline leaders and their teams to establish and maintain best-in-industry development processes. 

  • Work closely with the production team to create schedules for the Design Team that meet stated development goals and milestones. 


  • At least 5 years of experience leading a full design team, with relevant experience working on AAA titles, current and next-gen consoles 

  • Knowledge and proficiency in all aspects of game design - including gameplay, combat, level design, and narrative. 

  • Ability to hold a strong creative vision while also keeping that vision agile in a highly collaborative development environment 

  • Deep knowledge of video games – and especially RPGs – across multiple genres and platforms 

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills 


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