Level Designer

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Posted
September 10, 2020
Contract
Anywhere
Remote

**This position has been closed.**

Choice Provisions is looking for a Level Designer to work directly under the Design Director.

We need a passionate and seasoned level designer who can take direction and execute on it with minimal management, competent proficiency, enthusiasm, and a good eye for what’s fun.

You will be responsible for inventing fun level gameplay in support of the overall design goals, and then reporting back to the game’s director(s). You will also need to be able to take critique with grace and implement changes, as necessary.

You will be working primarily in-engine (Unity) and will be responsible for tangible results more than design documentation, although we will expect that you are able to convey design ideas via diagrams and documentation as needed.

This job is for a 10-12 month contract, but after the term of the contract, there is the possibility of a full-time permanent position as well.

Responsibilities

  • Build complete levels from “grey box” to final across multiple genres of games, most notably:
    o Side-scrolling platformers
    o Abstract and/or classic arcade-style games
    o Strategy/board-game-inspired games
  • Design engaging and appropriate flow in support of the overall design goals
  • Conceptualize and create enemies, power ups, and other in-game gimmicks
  • Collaborate directly with staff from other disciplines to implement gameplay in support of the overall design goals
  • Integrate new gameplay features into existing levels as features are developed over the course of the project

Required Skills and Experience

  • Have shipped at least two games
  • 3+ years game design experience
  • Deep proficiency in the Unity game engine
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Highly organized and able to maintain an understandable and clean hierarchy in-engine
  • Able to take and understand direction and feedback well
  • Able to self-manage to meet deadlines and handle multiple tasks
  • A deep understanding of video games across a wide range of genres
  • Able to work core hours based on the Pacific Time Zone

Bonus Points

  • Able to script in Unity in C#
  • Experience with Choice Provisions’ library of games
  • A video-game-industry-related college degree
  • Expertise/understanding of rhythm/music games

About Choice Provisions

Choice Provisions is an award-winning studio known for its quirky sensibilities and fun-loving culture. We believe that good ideas can be found anywhere, from any discipline. Being part of our team means being part of an office culture that is inclusive, honest, caring, and laid back.

At Choice Provisions, we set ego aside and work collaboratively to meet a game’s development goals. Everyone has a voice and staff is encouraged to speak their mind and share their opinion.

While headquartered in Santa Cruz, CA, we are currently only offering positions for off-site employment.

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