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Level Designer
Department and team
Behaviour Studios / Design & Audio
Status
Permanent - full-time
Location
Montreal
About Behaviour Interactive
Behaviour Interactive was founded in 1992 and is Canada’s largest independent game developer and publisher. Celebrating its 30th year, and with more than 900 full-time employees, the studio has enjoyed immense success with its original IP Dead by Daylight, which now has more than 50 million players around the world and across all platforms. Behaviour holds co-developer credits for some of the gaming industry’s largest titles (such as Assassin’s Creed, Gears 5 and Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 & 2) and developed an unparalleled, award-winning culture within the gaming industry. Winner of Deloitte Canada’s Enterprise Fast 15 and Best Managed Company awards and listed one of the Best Places to Work – Canada by GamesIndustry.biz in 2021, Behaviour is a leading development studio cultivating career growth and talent development within the gaming industry. Behaviour counts among its partners some of the world’s most renowned brands, including Microsoft, Nintendo, Sony, and many more.
The Role
Behaviour is looking for a Level Designer to actively participate in the development of a new, narrative-heavy experience. In this role, you will use your creative and technical skills, in collaboration with members of other disciplines, to shape the space and moment-to-moment experience on this cutting-edge product attached to an exciting brand, in development with a renown external partner. This position is within our Montreal-based studio.
In this role you will :
  • Create grey block level layouts, and place enemies, obstacles, props, rewards, and other interactive triggers as first pass level designs;
  • Playtest and refine level layouts, and embrace feedback to ensure the desired experience is met;
  • See through the evolution of your levels as they pass through other disciplines, and ensure the level design intentions are respected towards final delivery;
  • Establish conventions for level sizes, boundaries, distances, paths, chokepoints, etc.;
  • Implement scripted story sequences or events in levels when conditions are met;
  • Create compelling camera work highlighting key moments within the experience;
  • Provide time estimates as necessary;
  • Contribute to and create design support documentation as necessary.
What we're looking for :
  • 3+ years of game industry experience as a level designer;
  • Strong understanding of space, flow and pacing;
  • Ability to write detailed design documents describing the above;
  • Proficient with Unreal Engine and related tools;
  • Experience with visual scripting and sequencing tools a plus;
  • Ability and willingness to adapt to constant changes;
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal in French and/or in English.
Joining Behaviour means being part of a company that believes in equity and diversity. We base all employment decisions on merit, qualifications, and competence. We will never discriminate on the grounds of national or ethnic origin, health, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or disability. The masculine is used without any discrimination and for the sole purpose of lightening the text.
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About Behaviour Interactive
Behaviour Interactive was founded in 1992 and is Canada’s largest independent game developer and publisher. Celebrating its 30th year, and with more than 900 full-time employees, the studio has enjoyed immense success with its original IP Dead by Daylight, which now has more than 50 million players around the world and across all platforms. Behaviour holds co-developer credits for some of the gaming industry’s largest titles (such as Assassin’s Creed, Gears 5 and Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 & 2) and developed an unparalleled, award-winning culture within the gaming industry. Winner of Deloitte Canada’s Enterprise Fast 15 and Best Managed Company awards and listed one of the Best Places to Work – Canada by GamesIndustry.biz in 2021, Behaviour is a leading development studio cultivating career growth and talent development within the gaming industry. Behaviour counts among its partners some of the world’s most renowned brands, including Microsoft, Nintendo, Sony, and many more.
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