Serenity Forge Level Designer (Unreal) Broomfield, CO · Remote · Full time

Serenity Forge is looking for a Level Designer to help build a rich interactive world for an upcoming 3D game development project in Unreal Engine. Under the supervision of the director and in collaboration with narrative designers, environment artists, and game programmers, you will work in docs and in-engine to design and craft compelling gameplay levels and events, from concept to polish.

Description

This position may be remote. An ideal long-term candidate would be open to considering joining us at our office in beautiful Colorado once COVID-19 conditions improve, but this is not required. Competitive relocation assistance and additional in-office benefits are available.


Role Responsibilities

  • Generate ideas for levels that contribute to the vision of the game in concert with narrative systems and motivations
  • Work in Unreal to concept and construct level blockouts and encounters with the assistance of artists and programmers
  • Consult artists in the dressing and polish of your designed levels, to achieve goals of narrative and gameplay
  • Collaborate with programmers on gameplay events and behaviors to create rich, interactive experiences
  • Consult with technical specialists to guide the creation of in-house tools for use by you and the rest of the design team


Required Skills and Experience

  • Proven experience as a designer on a commercially shipped title
  • Deep intuition for how level and gameplay design can be leveraged to support the narrative and visual facets of a game
  • Critical-thinking and problem-solving skills necessary to adapt those creative intuitions to actionable development guidance for yourself and others
  • Demonstrable proficiency with Unreal, its world-building tools, and Blueprints
  • Strong understanding of how a high-level prompt for a desired level or event can be ideated, drafted, iterated, and polished into a functional, creative, shippable level


Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Proficiency in visual media such as concept art; environmental, architectural, and interior design; illustration and storyboarding; or 3D modeling
  • Experience with modeling and world creation tools new to UE5
  • Appreciation for narrative across game and non-game media such as film, television, comics, etc.
  • Passion for games and the video games industry


Compensation and Benefits Offered

  • $50,000 - $70,000 / year, based on experience and skillset
  • Bonuses for project milestone deliveries
  • Full-Time
  • Remote or In-Person (relocation assistance available)
  • Health Plan, fully covered
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan with Matching
  • Unlimited PTO


Salary

$50,000 - $70,000 per year