Open World Level Designer (Remote Options)

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Posted 14 November 2022
Salary Negotiable
LocationUnited Kingdom
Job type Permanent
DisciplineDesign
Reference18278
Contact NameLawrie Brennan

Job description

We're working with Canadian studio Ape Squared Creative (Ape²) to find an Open World Level Designer to work on Above.Land, their cutting-edge open world metaverse.

Ape Squared is a highly imaginative creative studio inspired through storytelling and visual excellence in a digital world. Their teams include the talents behind the 2018 award-winning Netflix hit film Next Gen with years of experience working in the film and animation industry. As a creative hub, they dive headfirst into unique entertainment media such as animation, gaming and wherever their ideas take the studio!

This title is set in a fantasy world above the clouds where mythical leviathans and people attempt to coexist. An evil is corrupting these majestic creatures clouding the world in darkness.

Your responsibilities…
  • Owning areas of the game and delivering them to a high-quality standard
  • Designing in-game communities and open world activities that answer the needs of the director's vision
  • Writing clear and consistent design documents for game mechanics and systems, tuning them to be as fun and satisfying as possible
  • Collaborating closely with programming, animation, modelling, art, quest and level design departments
  • Creating an environment which allows for open dialogue and encourages new creative ideas
The skills and experience you’ll bring to the role…
  • 4+ years of experience as an Open World Designer
  • Experience in open world and level design
  • Knowledge of various visual scripting tools and languages
  • Positive attitude and a proactive approach
  • True passion for video games, knowledge of latest titles and current trends in the industry, especially in relation to Open World RPGs.
A desirable extra would be experience in shipping AAA titles as part of the development team - ideally with at least one shipped Open World RPG.