Lead Game Designer

Permanent employee, Full-time · Amsterdam

Your mission
We are Vertigo Games, developers and publishers of big hit VR titles like Arizona Sunshine, The 7th Guest and the highly anticipated Metro Awakening. Our Amsterdam studio is gearing up to start development of some new projects and we are looking to recruit a skilled Lead Game Designer who can aid us in our mission.
Are you looking for a studio that celebrates creativity and sets the bar in immersive entertainment? Then we should meet!


  • Supports the project's creative leadership in shaping a project vision and translates it into a design strategy.
  • Manages the design team, setting goals and ensuring the work done meets the project's needs.   
  • Collaborates across disciplines to identify and manage development risks.  
  • Create design briefs that inspire the team whilst maintaining focus on the project vision.   
  • Doing hands on work that sets standards and inspires others to contribute to the studio's success.
Your profile
  • You have worked in a Lead Designer role throughout the full dev cycle of a high-quality console/PC title, ideally more than once.  
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, in English.  
  • You can demonstrate a track record of effective leadership working with high profile IP’s.  
  • You are highly skilled in many areas of design, from UX, AI, mechanics and systems to level and narrative, and you have the track record to prove it.
  • You are skilled in hands on game engine work and are unafraid to get stuck in if needed.
Bonus points for
  • You have experience in a leadership role developing high quality VR games or experiences.
  • You have a track record of fostering a team culture that promotes innovation and inclusion.
We offer
  • A company culture that values a healthy work-life balance.
  • A hybrid working model with two office days per week.
  • Income tax reduction for eligible expats.
  • Relocation cost compensation depending on your situation.
  • 26 standard vacation days with an option to buy 5 more.
  • Free train commuting to and from the office.
  • Free pension plan.
  • A healthy lunch in our canteen.
  • Group activities and an annual VR game jam.
  • Thursday afternoon drinks.
  • The latest VR hardware and titles which you can borrow and take home.
  • Whilst working from home we provide all the relevant hardware, budget for a desk and chair and a contribution toward your energy costs.
About us

Vertigo Games is a multi-platform VR  entertainment company with offices in Rotterdam & Amsterdam (NL) and Los  Angeles, California (USA).

With experienced teams in the areas of Studios, Publishing and Arcades, the company develops, publishes and distributes a growing portfolio of quality VR games that offer a novel, powerful and full-featured gaming experience both in- and outside of the home.

In 2020, Vertigo Games joined the leading producer and distributor of digital entertainment products, Koch Media, now PLAION (a subsidiary of the Embracer Group), adding VR gaming to the Group’s global network.


In 2021, the company announced it has five more high-end titles in the pipeline for the coming years.

We are looking forward to your application!
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