Quake Level Designer

Poppy Works
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Posted
July 9, 2022
Contract
Anywhere
Remote

Quake Level Designer is responsible for executing concept art and creating memorable environments for an action & science fiction setting. They will work with the Art, Audio teams and the Game Designer to make wicked-sick levels that look and sound great!

This is a full time position for 5~ milestone months.

About Slave Zero X

This is an all-new fast-paced action game set in an existing classic game IP. Poppy Works is taking the IP in a brand-new direction; pushing the look of the classic art while taking inspiration the original technical limitations. Our team and publisher have experience and educated knowledge of the genre we are working in.

Everyone on our team is interdisciplinary. Showing a diversity of skillset and execution will be a good indicator of a strong candidate. Slave Zero X is being developed with Gamemaker Studio 2. Applicants will need strong English-language skills.

Responsibilities

  • Creating visually interesting and dense levels.
  • Collaborate with the Game Designer to implement level and combat encounter designs.
  • Use TrenchBroom (https://trenchbroom.github.io/) to create levels for the campaign, bonus and testing modes.
  • Work with the Art Team to request, implement and place objects, materials/textures and setpieces.

Qualifications

  • Contributed environmental art in at least 1 shipped game title or mod.
  • Prior familiarity with TrenchBroom or similar "BSP"-style level tools. (ProBuilder, GTKRadiant, QuArK, Hammer etc)]
  • Strong visual design skills and experience working closely with artists.
  • Ability to work well within a dynamic, cross-discipline, iterative team environment.
  • Self-motivated, collaborative, excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Positive attitude and an ability to receive and provide objective feedback.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Can enjoy fast-paced action games or fighting games.

Bonus Bonus Bonus

  • Familiarity with placing MDL files in TrenchBroom.
  • Reasonable experience working with an entirely remote team.
  • Familiarity with various bug tracker system(s) and version control repos.

Required Materials

  • Resume
  • Portfolio

The Agreements

All of our applicants and our team members generally agree to the following principals:

  • Poppy Works has been a remote studio since its founding. Timely Communication amongst the team is critical to the success of any of our projects. It's better to over-share than to not share at all.
  • Being proactive in requesting help or materials from others is key to success on a remote team.
  • Balancing work and life is not only important for the health of our team members, but for the health of our projects.
  • Members of our team will have respect for all races, spiritual beliefs, sexual identities and level of ability.

All candidates must be able to adapt to remote working, asynchronous communication and be willing to attend remote meetings with their peers and colleagues to resolve issues and to collaborate on meaningful tasks.

About 
Poppy Works

Poppy Works was founded by two friends in 2012 after they met in college. Since then, they have worked on R&D, porting and co-development for previously established development studios and indie partners all over the world. We've fought a lot of technical fires for a lot of studios, and we're looking to build the future with you. Poppy Works has published several titles digitally and in retail boxes for console systems in the Americas, Europe and Asian territories.

We've been working remotely since our founding, so relocation will not be required.

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