The Coalition are looking for a Lead Level Designer with extensive experience on 1st/3rd person shooter games who has a passion for the Gears of War franchise. Duties include creating interesting and dynamic levels & encounters, being an evangelist for level design and participating in level design meetings. The ideal candidate will have proven experience and ability to create a vision for levels and help drive them to completion. Applicants must also be able to work effectively and efficiently in a team-oriented environment.
- Own the overall gameplay execution in the assigned levels and be able to work collaboratively with art, animation, audio, engineering, and design to create memorable experiences.
- Collaborate effectively and take the initiative to bring parties together to execute on the vision for the levels.
- Prototype, conceptualize, build, script, and tune levels for the game.
- Invent and integrate events and gameplay mechanics, with a focus on creating memorable experiences that will delight our consumers.
- Help finalize the game mechanics by white-boxing and prototyping environments in which those mechanics will be used.
- Share your creativity, knowledge and best practices with other level designers.
- Must have7+ years of experience in video games.
- Extensive hands on experience developing single-player levels. Prior work with the Unreal editor is highly desirable.
- Ability to create visual assets (ie. models, textures etc.) in addition to being proficient with scripting in Kismet.
- Thorough knowledge of the game development process.
- Must be a student and fan of the industry and be able to talk intelligently about top franchises in the 1st/3rd person genre.
- Works well under deadlines and has strong verbal and written communication skills.
ABOUT THE COALITION: The Coalition is a growing team of talented, creative, fun-loving professionals from around the world who are united in their passion for Gears of War. Located in Vancouver, Canada, the studio is dedicated to pushing the Gears franchise to new heights with its belief that if you want to go far, go together.