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Technical Level Designer – AAA Games – North, UK – Permanent

  • Location: Sheffield
  • Salary: DOE
  • Category: Designer
  • Posted: 10 January 2018

My client, one of the UK’s most creative and stable game developers, is currently looking for a Level Designer to join their team. Having been developing games since the early 2000s they have assembled a talented team of over 230 staff and are looking to grow even more with opening another UK based studio. They have developed a series of successful titles across all gaming platforms for partners with more recent titles being launched on the Xbox One and PS4.

They’re looking for a talented Technical Level Designer to join an experienced and passionate team in delivering an exciting AAA title. Focussed on collaborating with all disciplines to create set-pieces that fully utilize the game’s mechanics and realise the level’s vision. This is an opportunity for those who want to leave their mark on an already established, multi-million selling franchise.

Responsibilities:

Collaborate with cross discipline teams in the design and execution of the game’s overall vision
Be responsible for the technical elements of level creation such as creating set pieces and solving complex scripting problems
Be an evangelist and a knowledge base for the games mechanics, tools, and technical constraints
Create prototypes and level layouts proving the game mechanics and identifying needs
Understand the role of pacing, narrative, theme and mechanics in creating compelling gameplay experiences
Deliver content within quality, schedule and technical limitations
Train and guide Level Designers in correct scripting of all gameplay elements

Requirements:

Technically skilled and capable of keeping an overview of many dependencies and interconnections
Shipped at least one AAA third-person action title as a gameplay designer or technical level designer
Experience with Unreal Blueprints or other visual scripting tools
Adept at combining rules, constraints and affordances into challenging and engaging gameplay
Self-motivated towards solving creative problems and technical challenges

Desirable skills and experience:

Shipped at least one AAA title using UE3/4 or similar engine
Experience of developing gameplay mechanics
Experience of designing and integrating puzzles into your levels

The successful candidates will receive a competitive salary dependant on their skills and experience.

To apply or for further information about the role please mail a copy of your CV to officemanager@opmjobs.com

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