F2P Game Director

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 embarking on a new strand of ambitious crossover products that aim to bring together the mobile and VR gaming audiences. 

We are looking to hire a Game Director to spearhead the project, serving as the bridge between the creative vision and its practical implementation, guiding the team toward a shared understanding of the project's goals and creating an environment where everyone feels invested in the final product.


  • Define the creative vision and scope of the product in collaboration with senior management and stakeholders.
  • Responsible for ensuring the product's quality, vision & scope and work closely with project leads to translate this vision into a development plan.
  • Provide high-level guidance, instructions, and feedback to the team leadership in a way that fosters shared ownership of the project roadmap.
  • Translate the creative vision into a comprehensive development plan by working closely with project leads.
  • Give regular updates on the project’s vision and status to the studio and external stakeholders.
  • Manage the project’s design team directly.
Your profile
  • Previous experience in a Game Director or Lead Designer role for at least 3 years on successful mobile free to play games aimed at a midcore audience.
  • Strong affinity for finding the fun and distilling it into games with a high level of engagement and a strong social connection between players.
  • Experienced in managing economy designers and skilled at integrating the data into the design process.
  • Highly skilled in collaborating across disciplines and with external stakeholders.
  • Can balance the needs of the team for creative expression and ownership against the technical and budgetary constraints.
Bonus points for
  • Previous working experience in console/PC games development.
  • Unity knowledge and scripting skills.
  • Experience working with VR/AR.
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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