Principal Game Designer (Narrative Adventure)


Liverpool, UK / Remote within UK




We offer a very competitive package, which is dependent on experience.


We are looking for a Principal Game Designer to create and deliver world-class interactions and gameplay for a AAA branching narrative adventure game. You will own huge areas of the game, working directly with the Lead Designer and Directors. This is a great opportunity for an ambitious individual looking for their next challenge, as the team is at an early stage, giving you a chance to create the core gameplay interactions and see the game through its entire journey. A Principal Designer is at the same level as a Lead Designer but without the management overhead. It’s perfect for an expert who wants to focus on the game itself above all else.

  • Be an additive part of all major design decisions on a AAA game
  • Imagining and documenting major features
  • Taking these features from initial ideation, through documentation, prototype, and full production
  • ‘Feature Owner’ of cross-discipline teams to deliver exceptional quality
  • Creating these features and interactions in Unreal 4, using Blueprints
  • Reviewing design work and implementation work to ensure quality
  • Assisting more junior members of the design team
  • Accurately planning work
  • Ability to own and deliver high-quality work, with no guidance from others
  • Obsessive about delivering the very best player experience
  • Exceptional creativity and design skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively both to Directors and to team members in all disciplines
  • Love of narrative-driven games
  • Basic knowledge of cinematic techniques
  • Energetic and positive attitude
  • Pro-active communication
  • Good knowledge of at least 1 industry-standard engine, ideally Unreal 4
  • Working knowledge of Agile development
  • Significant professional game development experience with an impressive portfolio

You are an extremely creative person who has had success in their career so far, who is looking for a big chance to craft a AAA branching narrative cinematic adventure game. You are passionate about being a creative leader within the team, without the distraction of management duties.

If you believe you have the right skills and experience for a role on an exciting new project, please email your C.V. and supporting portfolio to jobs@firesprite.com with the Job Code or hit the apply button below.

Job Reference: HB-PGMD-01