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Senior World Designer – AAA Games – Sweden – Permanent

Location: Stockholm, Sweden Salary: Negotiable

Job ID: # Posted: 4 years ago

Avalanche Studios

My Client, a developer of well-known console and PC games, is looking for a Senior World Designer to join their team in creating a yet unannounced self-publishing project. The team is moderately sized which will give you great opportunities to influence the end product while at the same time requiring you to push the boundaries of your discipline when needed.

As a Senior World Designer, you’ll mainly be responsible for creating amazing locations in the game world while also scripting specific experiences the player will have in them. You will be getting your hands dirty building great experiences with a wide range of editors and tools.

Responsibilities:

  • Working with the Game Director, Lead Artist and your fellow Designers to formulate a pitch and seeing it through the approval process
  • Building the barebones version of the setting. From the rough shape and placement of buildings and roads to any important natural landmarks and vegetation
  • You’ll work closely with artists to help them understand the space and to make sure they can turn it into something beautiful
  • You’ll work closely with the Gameplay Designer to make sure things like the roads are just the right size and shape
  • Placing enemies and all important gameplay-specific props necessary to pull off your vision of the experience. All while closely working with the Combat Designer to make sure you’re utilizing the best practices to ensure a great combat experience, the Narrative and Mission Designers to make sure that the environment tells the necessary story and the Audio/FX team to make sure you’re setting just the right tone and mood
  • Setting up exterior and interior location prefabs at the right level of complexity and quality to propagate a large game world that ends up more than the sum of its parts
  • And finally, making the right adjustments based on feedback and thoroughly debugging your work until it’s ready to make its way into the hands of millions of players

Requirements:

  • Experience as a World/Level Designer on a AAA title
  • Experience with open world games
  • Experience with world art or terrain sculpting
  • Ability to analyse and understand how existing games are constructed
  • Strong knowledge of game design fundamentals
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Able to successfully produce results individually and as part of a team
  • A passion for playing open world action games
  • Experience working with game editors such as UnrealEd/Hammer
  • Scripting experience/knowledge (Python, LUA or equal)

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

To apply or for further information about the role please contact Emma on +44 (0) 1206214415 or mail a copy of your CV to officemanager@opmjobs.com

Tagged as: Game Design

Tags: Game Design Categories: Creative , Design

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