Level Designer

Thunderful is a creative development studio where quality is the most important parameter: We make polished gems. We focus on contained, single-player products in the double-A range.
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Come work with us at our Karlshamn office

About the company:

Thunderful is a relatively new company, but with old roots.  It was formed by a number of small indie companies coming together to make something greater than they could have done independently. Over the last few years, Thunderful has grown into four different offices with roughly 120 people making games in team sizes between 15-35 people. 

The teams within have developed the award-winning SteamWorld series, known for its frequent genre-hopping and inclusive design, as well as more recent AA-games like The GunkLost in Random, and other, un-announced but equally charming titles.

This position requires an EU-citizenship.

About the role:

As a Level Designer, you're responsible for creating levels from the first layouts to the final decorated environment. You’ll communicate and coordinate with Design and Creative leads to realize the vision of the game and design awesome levels. The work will include creating interesting and challenging levels that help guide the player, set up lighting, place enemies and triggers. Depending on the project, it can also include environment sculpting and vegetation placement. We’re looking for a passionate individual with great communication skills.

Responsibilities include:

  • Collaborate with other designers to realize the game’s vision.
  • Take ownership over delegated areas of level design.
  • Gathering feedback through internal & external testing and iterate based on said feedback
  • Block out new levels, populate existing ones
  • Conceptualize & implement clever puzzles using the game mechanics.

Requirements: 

  • Professional experience working as a level designer
  • At least one title shipped
  • Strong ability conceptualizing, designing and implementing levels and communicating your ideas to multi-disciplined team members.
  • The ability to take ownership of systems and develop them further to a polished and finished state
  • Experience with various game engines, editors and their workflows.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills (English)
  • Ability and desire to work in creative and collaborative teams

Bonus points:

  • Level Scripting or programming experience.
  • A passion for environment art & lighting.
  • Self-motivated in setting and reaching goals while able to produce results as part of a team.

 

Our bonus points:

  • Collective Agreement - Tekniktjänsteavtalet (+ union club)
    • Pension plan (tjänstepension)
    • Paid overtime
  • Flexible work hours
  • Yearly wellness grant (friskvårdsbidrag)
  • Occupational Health Care
  • Weekly Wellness activity hours

About the Karlshamn Office

In the town of Karlshamn, fueled by an ocean view and the omnipresent gorgeousness of Blekinge, you'll find our second-most southern office. The studio (also known as The Station) dates back to 2013 and is mainly known for its ongoing contributions to the LittleBigPlanet™ franchise. Have you ever joined Sackboy on his adventures? If so, there's a big chance you've seen The Station's visual artistry in motion! 

With so much talent in one space, we'd forgive you for believing there's no room for snacks! The team takes great pride in celebrating every national pastry day and shares a lovely breakfast every Friday. Yum!

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

Thunderful Karlshamn

Station Interactive AB
374 35 Karlshamn Directions career@thestation.se 0707155123

OUR PERKS

  • Collective agreement (Tekniktjänsteavtalet)

    - Paid Overtime

    - Pension Plan (Tjänstepension)

    - Parental Leave Additional Pay

  • Flexible work hours

  • Yearly Wellness Allowance (friskvårdsbidrag)

  • In-house gym/fitness facilities (dependent on location)

  • Weekly Wellness activity hours

  • Occupational Health Care

  • ... and more!

Our offices

Thunderful Games operates up north in the beautiful country of Sweden, with teams in four cities. Our HQ stands tall in Gothenburg, the nation's second-largest city. A few hours away by train, you'll find its siblings in Skövde, Malmö, and Karlshamn. All facilities sport state-of-the-art tools and passionate teams hard at work on the best games you've yet to play.

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