Level Designer (Unreal)

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Posted
January 14, 2022
Contract
Anywhere
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We are 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-engine to craft compelling gameplay levels and events, from concept to polish.

This position may be remote. However, an ideal long-term candidate would be open to considering joining us at our office in beautiful Colorado once COVID-19 conditions improve. 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 levels, from blockout through final polish, with the assistance of artists and programmers
  • Collaborate with programmers on events and behaviors in those levels 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

Your Qualifications

  • 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

Bonus Skills & Experience

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

How To Apply

Send us your resume, cover letter, and any supplementary materials/links relevant to the role through this form.

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About Us:

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!

💬 Kevin Zhang of Serenity Forge recently joined us in the Work With Indies Discord to talk about for a chat about his journey in games, working at Serenity Forge, and a few of their open roles. You can read the recap of our conversation here.

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