Senior Level Designer

Permanent employee, Full-time · Rotterdam

Your mission
We are Vertigo Studios, the largest VR developer in the world and part of the Embracer Group, the largest group of developers in the world. With multiple AAA VR games in the works at our Rotterdam branch, we are looking to add a team member who has great affinity with the player experience and can collaborate across disciplines to make craft game-play that showcases the game's mechanics, characters and setting to make memories that stay with the player. Ideally you have experience of designing for immersive entertainment and can demonstrate an understanding of the challenges of directing the player attention to the right place at the right time.

Are you seeking a role that offers fantastic opportunity for creative expression and collaboration? Then please apply! 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Creates spatial designs that consider movement through a space, guiding the player’s attention and staging game and narrative events
  • Models simple 3d meshes for blocking out environments
  • Designs and implement the level’s game play and narrative events using blueprints or similar visual scripting tools
  • Implements the placement of game entities e.g.: characters, enemies cover, pickups etc. and balances the level’s difficultly
  • Collects and analyses play test data and uses it validate the level design or improve the player experience
  • Collaborates closely with art throughout the level creation process from paper design, through block out and rapid iteration to polish

Your profile
  • At least 2 full development cycles of experience on a major PC/Console title in a level design role on an action-adventure title
  • Can independently implement level blueprints (or other scripting language)
  • Highly organised with good time management and planning skills
  • Creatively minded and passionate about design as a discipline
  • Demonstrable knowledge of games industry trends and contemporary development practices
  • Experienced in Agile development and working in cross disciplinary teams
  • Strong knowledge of working with the Unreal Engine
Bonus points for
  • Experience of designing for VR
  • Dialogue or creative writing experience
  • Game mechanics design experience at feature level for at least 1 console/PC action-adventure title
We offer
  • A company culture that values a healthy work-life balance.
  • Room to learn, grow and share your creative input.
  • Flexible working hours.
  • Pension plan (50% own contribution, 50% paid by employer).
  • Free train commuting when living outside of Rotterdam.
  • The latest VR hardware and titles which you can borrow and take home.
  • Health benefits such as fresh fruit at the office.
  • Office with a panoramic view, located in the city center of Rotterdam.
About us

Vertigo Games is a multi-platform VR  entertainment company with offices in Rotterdam & Amsterdam (NL) and Los  Angeles, California (USA).

With experienced teams in the areas of Studios, Publishing and Arcades, the company develops, publishes and distributes a growing portfolio of quality VR games that offer a novel, powerful and full-featured gaming experience both in- and outside of the home.

In 2020, Vertigo Games joined the leading producer and distributor of digital entertainment products, Koch Media, now PLAION (a subsidiary of the Embracer Group), adding VR gaming to the Group’s global network.

        

In 2021, the company announced it has five more high-end titles in the pipeline for the coming years.

     
We are looking forward to your application!
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