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Level Designer - Lyon, France


Arkane Studios


Lyon, France


Games and Level Design





Permanent | Full Time


Arkane Studios, Lyon Office (France) is searching a Level Designer to be in charge of translating game design into playable and fun maps.


  • Produce the level design documentation of his/her maps, including mission’s intentions and high-level concepts.
  • Create the level layouts (simplified level geometry) in collaboration with the level artists and architects.
  • Implement gameplay events into the maps (enemies encounters, narrative scenes, maps objectives, etc..)  by using specialized tools (world editor, scripting system...)
  • Make sure his /her map is compliant with the technical constraints and check on a regular basis if his/her map is functional on all platforms
  • Work closely with the art department and collaborate with all game development disciplines all along the maps iterations
  • Analyze and fix level design bugs


  • Candidate should understand the values of the game design philosophy behind action adventure stealth games such as the Dishonored series
  • Candidate should embrace the Systemic design philosophy
  • A solid understanding of player psychology
  • Experience using game-specific editing packages
  • Game scripting experience using Kismet, Lua or similar
  • Relevant experience with the tools used for the development of AAA games (Perforce or similar, Bugs data base, etc)
  • Quality oriented
  • Strong communication skills

Desired Skills

  • Passionate gamer with a solid video game culture
  • Analytical thinking: Capacity to quickly understand game design rules, mechanics, balancing concepts and techniques.
  • Creativity: think outside the box, being able to see things in a different perspective
  • Good knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point)
  • Good level in written/spoken English

Working as an “Arkanite”
Arkane Studios' iconic brands such as Dishonored®, Dishonored 2® and Prey® have become staples of popular culture for generations of gamers. Our company provides technical, design and artistic leadership as a world-renowned game developer and technology innovator since its founding in 1999. Our studio is professional with a relaxed working atmosphere located in Lyon town center. We offer a comprehensive benefits package, incl. private medical insurance, flex hours, up to 30 paid vacations days per year, sports program, transport compensation, onboarding program etc.

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