Cryptic Studios is looking for a talented Level Designer to bring the world of our upcoming Magic: The Gathering Action MMORPG to life!  You’ll work closely with other designers, as well as artists, to create immersive, visually stunning layouts and exciting combat playgrounds for our next console and PC game

EVERYDAY YOU COULD

  • Collaborate with designers, artists, and writers to plan intended gameplay, flow, story beats, and encounters
  • Use Cryptic’s proprietary tools to build, prototype, and iterate on map layouts
  • Prototype with combat designers to create unique gameplay experiences
  • Brainstorm with environment and concept artists to generate landmarks, pathing, and ambient storytelling
  • Storyboard with writers as you modify scenes and sets to fit narrative beats

WHAT WE'D LIKE TO SEE

  • Proven ability to create immersive levels with tight pacing, tactical challenges and opportunities for emergent gameplay
  • Deep knowledge of level navigation, scale, readability, and usability
  • Strong understanding of combat fundamentals and the relationship between narrative and gameplay spaces 
  • Excellent grasp of visual storytelling, scene composition, and aesthetics as they relate to level layout and presentation
  • Strong proficiency with at least one game/map editor and the ability to learn new tools quickly
  • Outstanding communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Legendary team-player with a desire to make a positive impact on the people and culture around you
  • Portfolio examples of playable content, either from prior shipped games, or from recent personal projects

PLUSES

  • Prior shipped levels and shipped games
  • Level Design degree, College Degree, or equivalent experience
  • Experience using 3DS Max / Maya and the ability to create simple layout props
  • Console development and optimization experience
  • Familiarity with MMORPG and Action RPG games as a player / developer 
  • Passion for the Magic: The Gathering universe
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