Level Designer

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November 24, 2020
Full Time

We’re seeking a Level Designer to help build custom 2D worlds used for multi-user online social spaces and events in Bramble, a new platform for online gathering.

We're proud to say that you've never seen anything like Bramble. And you'll know how to use it in seconds. It's a rare opportunity to work on something totally intuitive and totally new.

The product is a social, live streaming experience specifically built for intimate cultural events and gatherings. While video game or teleconferencing product experience is handy, we’re seeking designers who want to apply those skills outside of those contexts. This is a social world, not a game or another video call app.

You’ll work with a great technical team, two incredibly talented illustrators, a deeply curious experience designer, as well as the artists, community builders and passionate developers that make up the rest of our team. The community we empower is a wonderfully eclectic group of organizers, performers and generally fascinating people and you’ll be building for them.

Bramble is built by Artery, a community and platform for connecting people through intimate cultural experiences.

If this piques your interest, definitely get in touch. We'd love to hear from you!

A variation of this role is available to contractors as well. If interested, please mention this in your application.

About you

  • A minimum of one shipped title or product as a level designer.
  • 2+ years of solid level design experience.
  • Good knowledge of a wide spectrum of level design concepts, including creating dimensional and spatial levels in a 2D environment.
  • The ability to create digital social spaces that are aesthetically compelling and promote immersive experiences.
  • Familiarity with 2D level editing tools, either with products or internally developed for previous projects-- Familiarity with Tiled Editor is a big plus.
  • The ability to create exceptional content for target audiences. This means being able to set yourself aside when necessary, aiming to engage and delight the audience.
  • Experience helping to define and improve the pipeline and process for assets with artists and engineers, speaking fluently about tool and process tradeoffs.
  • Experience writing specifications for workflows as well as new world features.
  • Experience communicating across creative and technical disciplines.

Ideally you have:

  • Curiosity and initiative that leads to constantly improving processes for creating levels / worlds, and innovative design direction for those worlds.
  • Ability to work independently to produce high quality work within timeframes.
  • Experience working with HTML5 based game engines.

What’s in it for you?

You will be creating scalable social infrastructure for cultures, communities and cities around the world.

  • Our team is supportive, diverse and passionate. As an early stage product, the potential for leadership and growth is wide open.
  • A culture of values-driven technology.
  • Competitive salary, flexible hours and meaningful equity (stock options for f/t )
  • Behind the scenes access to every Artery showcase and festival.
  • And more! Come talk to us.

Working at Artery

We want to be a place where a diverse mix of talented people want to come, stay and do their best work. We’re fully focused on equality and believe deeply in diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin and all the other fascinating characteristics that make us different.

If you’re looking to join a rapidly growing, inclusive and mission-driven team, with a differentiating technology, please get in touch.

Bramble Press

Bramble and the House of Yes | House of Hallucinations by Maceo Bastien, Flaunt.com

2020 has been scary and depending on how today’s election goes, it may get even scarier, which is exactly why I was very open to taking a digital acid trip at the "House of Hallucinations.” The evening was powered by Bramble—a new multi-person digital platform that customizes worlds that come alive for online parties by Artery— and curated by House of Yes as part of their ongoing digital programming while their Brooklyn club is closed due to the pandemic.

Thanks to this new tech, my avatar self spent this Halloween with interdimensional go-go dancers, clowns, and lime green jelly fish while dancing to trippy DJ sets in a dystopian jungle with multiple realms. Instead of feeling stuck in another tetris-like Zoom event, I felt like I was playing Animal Crossing: Rave Edition. In the House of Hallucinations, I effortlessly moved between conversations, stumbled on live performances, and was serenaded by a big baby. (You had to see it to have been there.)

Bramble just may be the “new normal” of nightlife and it arrived in the nick of time.

bramble virtual world
House of Hallucinations powered by Bramble

“Creative spaces like ours — spaces that bring people together to experience art — are on hiatus, and yet the creative communities of these spaces are still seeking a way to connect.  With the support of nascent platforms like Bramble, we’re able to bring our programming to the virtual realm, which allows us to discover new ways of making friends, presenting performances and engaging with our audience” says House of Yes Co-Founder Kae Burke.

“We wanted to reimagine how technology could make online gatherings more joyful and more human.” said Bramble and Artery Co-Founders Salimah Ebrahim and Vladic Ravich. “We’ve organized thousands of intimate gatherings in real life before the pandemic and that’s given us a unique perspective on what was missing from the current tools that people are using to connect online.”

About Artery

Artery is a community and platform designed to bring people together for intimate cultural experiences. Last year, our community co-created over 1,200 intimate performances using the platform, with thousands of paying attendees every month.

Artery allows anyone to open their private spaces and self-organize intimate performances (music, dance, theatre, food, wellness, talks) that happen in their living rooms, backyards and storefronts. The concept is as old as sitting around a fire, but technology has allowed us to scale this like never before. Our mission is to help people feel connected to their neighbors and community by experiencing the cultural life of their cities up close.

During the coronavirus pandemic, Artery is applying its expertise in intimate gatherings to build Bramble-- a more human platform for online social and culture gathering.

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