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Lead Quest Designer - Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Aardvark Swift
Employer Aardvark Swift
Category Design
Salary £50000-65000
Location Other

Lead Quest Designer – Amsterdam - Up to €65,000 dependant on experience

Gezellig, hè? (Loosely translated, this means Cozy, right?)

Gezellig is one of those special words whose meaning is beyond translation. Often used as ‘cozy', gezellig means much more than this English word can express. Imagine being in the company of close friends at your favourite café, chatting effortlessly around a table of drinks. That pleasant, comfortable, feeling is more or less ‘gezellig'; and by saying ‘Gezellig, hè?' 

This is the feeling you'll have when you join your new studio and work family in the heart of Amsterdam. You'll be based at one of Europe's leading game development studios, with an awesome team responsible for one of the most iconic games of 2017. Since 2000 this studio have been pushing the boundaries of technical and artistic excellence, recently releasing a major AAA game to critical success with sales well into the millions.

So, what will you be doing?

  • Leading an experienced team of Quest Designers, responsible for creating quests that meet the standards of quality of the Game Directors vision
  • You will supervise, manage and inspire the team
  • You will partner closely with the game director, producers, and other project leads to ensure code, art and design come together in the best possible way for the player experience;
  • You will analyse results of external and internal playtests to determine action items to improve the content under your supervision.


  • 5 years of experience on one or more AAA games in a design leadership role
  • You have experience in Quest Design
  • You are analytical, can evaluate and interpret player behaviour data;
  • willing to prototype and pitch ideas to the team;

Experience with visual scripting (Unity, Unreal, etc) would be a real bonus, as would experience designing quests or narrative content for Open World games.

Sound good to you? Give Sol a call on +44 (0)1709 834 777, or email sol@aswift.com for more details. Don't worry if your CV isn't updated yet - I'm here to help you with that!