Level Designer (Unreal)

Serenity Forge
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Posted
November 16, 2022
Full Time
Anywhere
Remote
$50,000 - $70,000 / year

Serenity Forge is looking for a Level Designer to help build a rich interactive world for an upcoming 3D game development project in Unreal Engine. Under the supervision of the director and in collaboration with narrative designers, environment artists, and game programmers, you will work in docs and in-engine to design and craft compelling gameplay levels and events, from concept to polish.

This position may be remote. An ideal long-term candidate would be open to considering joining us at our office in beautiful Colorado once COVID-19 conditions improve, but this is not required. Competitive relocation assistance and additional in-office benefits are available.

 

Role Responsibilities

  • Generate ideas for levels that contribute to the vision of the game in concert with narrative systems and motivations
  • Work in Unreal to concept and construct level blockouts and encounters with the assistance of artists and programmers
  • Consult artists in the dressing and polish of your designed levels, to achieve goals of narrative and gameplay
  • Collaborate with programmers on gameplay events and behaviors to create rich, interactive experiences
  • Consult with technical specialists to guide the creation of in-house tools for use by you and the rest of the design team

 

Required Skills and Experience

  • Proven experience as a designer on a commercially shipped title
  • Deep intuition for how level and gameplay design can be leveraged to support the narrative and visual facets of a game
  • Critical-thinking and problem-solving skills necessary to adapt those creative intuitions to actionable development guidance for yourself and others
  • Demonstrable proficiency with Unreal, its world-building tools, and Blueprints
  • Strong understanding of how a high-level prompt for a desired level or event can be ideated, drafted, iterated, and polished into a functional, creative, shippable level

 

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Proficiency in visual media such as concept art; environmental, architectural, and interior design; illustration and storyboarding; or 3D modeling
  • Experience with modeling and world creation tools new to UE5
  • Appreciation for narrative across game and non-game media such as film, television, comics, etc.
  • Passion for games and the video games industry

 

Compensation and Benefits Offered

  • $50,000 - $70,000 / year, based on experience and skillset
  • Bonuses for project milestone deliveries
  • Full-Time
  • Remote or In-Person (relocation assistance available)
  • Health Plan, fully covered
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan with Matching
  • Unlimited PTO

 

How to Apply

Follow the "Apply for this job" link to our recruiting page to fill out an application, and the hiring manager will be in touch for further information.

What you'll need:

  • Your résumé
  • A cover letter
  • Any supplementary material/links that you think are relevant
About 
Serenity Forge

Serenity Forge, based out of Boulder, Colorado, develops and publishes meaningful games that challenge the way you think. We pride ourselves on the care and dedication we put into our work. Now is a great time to join a growing studio that seeks passionate team members to contribute to the next generation of great games. We've got some amazing projects in the works, and we want you to help make them even better!

We are a long-term driven studio that provides opportunities for new members to develop exciting skills, so don't be afraid to apply even when your current experience doesn't fit 100% of the job requirements!

 

Perks & Benefits

Take a look at some of the perks and benefits we offer to full-time employees below!

  • Close-knit Team. A close sense of comradery and dedication to our work.
  • 401(k). 401(k) retirement savings plan with generous employer match.
  • Health & Dental Insurance. Comprehensive medical plans including dental coverage for you to choose from based on your needs.
  • Generous PTO and Performance-driven Rewards. Whether you’re an efficient worker who values work-life balance or an extremely hard worker who gives 110%, we value and reward a wide range of employees.
  • Generous Holidays. Extended company holiday breaks.
  • Career Advancement. A growing studio with potential opportunities to greatly advance your technical, creative, or leadership roles.

 

Our Vision

We believe that video games can become a vital part of art, culture, and education. Ultimately, we are in the business of creating meaningful experiences and expanding peoples' horizons.

We also believe that video games can literally and metaphorically save lives. The video below summarizes the near-death experience of Serenity Forge’s CEO, Zhenghua Yang (Z), and how it motivated him to found Serenity Forge.

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