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Experienced Level Designer

Experienced Level Designer

We are Fatshark

Fatshark is an independent Swedish game development studio located in Södermalm, Stockholm. We are comprised of around 75 skilled developers that have developed a number of titles both independently and for publishers for both console and PC; most recently our critically acclaimed cooperative title Vermintide 2. We tackle every project, genre and setting with enthusiasm, professionalism and a cup of coffee.


Job Description
 

We are looking for experienced Level Designers to join our team, helping us create high-quality levels and top-notch gameplay for current and upcoming projects. As a Level Designer, you will be responsible for the design vision, direction and execution of levels and gameplay, and will work closely with all departments to ensure that quality and performance goals are met. As a part of a highly motivated and talented team, you will need to be driven, creative and flexible to meet deadlines and sneaky production changes.

At Fatshark all members of the team are involved in decision making. We are a small enough team to be agile, but big enough to realize great ideas together. In this highly creative environment collaboration is key. Working in a field where art, design, gameplay and sound comes together, feedback and teamwork skills are crucial in your daily work.

What you will do:

  • Create awesome single player and multiplayer levels and gameplay for any genre or setting we may throw at you.
  • Work closely with game design, art and sound to bring together and unify all game elements.
  • Design, plan out and build levels from start to finish, balancing aesthetics, function vs. form relationships, performance and fun.
  • Construct gameplay through level scripting.
  • Research and incorporate the game's subject matter, story and core.
  • Work self-motivated, efficient and organized.
  • Take in and address critique and feedback from testers.



Must-haves:

  • 1-2 years of professional level designer experience
  • Contributed to the development of one or more shipped games for Console or PC
  • Demonstrable experience making fun, high-quality levels and gameplay.
  • Must be able to intelligently analyze and discuss the strengths and weaknesses of level design and game elements of current projects and other games.
  • Visual scripting experience.
  • Must work well in a team environment.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and handles multiple tasks 



Nice-to-haves

  • Shipped at least 1 AAA or equivalent game
  • Development of cooperative games.
  • Multiplayer map design and building experience
  • Formal education in level design
  • Strong Warhammer interest
  • Background in art or game design


What we offer


Here at Fatshark, we do what we love most: design high-profile games for PCs and consoles, with the passion and freedom of being indie. We offer you:

  • A playful, friendly and inclusive work place.
  • Hands-on production environment with an emphasis on cooperative/multiplayer games.
  • Opportunities for personal growth with varied projects, experienced co-workers and recurring hack weeks.
  • Developing games with our own engine - Stingray
  • Regulated flex time and paid overtime.
  • Office located in central Stockholm.


    Application details
    As it’s summer and vacation time, we will be reviewing applications and interviewing candidates starting in late August.

    The application period ends 
    September 1st 2018.

     
    Location: Stockholm
    Start: September/October
    Employment: Permanent 


     



 


Apply NOW!

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Stockholm

Rosenlundsgatan 29C
118 63 Stockholm Directions contact@fatshark.se

Why Fatshark?

Here at Fatshark, we do what we love the most: design, develop and publish high-profile games for PCs and consoles, with the passion and freedom of being independent. We offer you:

  • Building worlds

    Hands-on production environment with an emphasis on cooperative and multiplayer games

  • Great atmosphere

    A fun, friendly and inclusive work environment

  • Keep on growing

    Opportunities for personal growth with varied projects, experienced co-workers and recurring hack weeks

  • Work-life balance

    Regulated flex time, paid overtime and minimum crunch policy

Who are we?

When we put Fatshark to sea in 2007, we wanted to create a place where talented people would come together and create awesome games. We did, and Fatshark is today a studio and publisher where great ideas spawn and reach the hands of countless players.

Equally important to us, we’ve never lost the joy that goes into creating great games. Over the years, we have created a habitat in which all kinds of fatsharks can thrive.


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