Hangar 13 is looking for an experienced Senior World Designer to join the team in Brighton and help to form the core of a new design group. As far as our games are concerned, World Content is a delightful combination of game systems and large scale level design that creates compelling reasons to explore the world.
What You Will Do:
Design, prototype, polish, and bug-fix open-world experiences using Hangar 13’s proprietary 3D software and scripting tools
Collaborate daily with artists, designers, engineers, and other team members to craft unforgettable gameplay moments
Pitch new design ideas to the team, and find innovative ways to improve upon existing designs
“Own” your design ideas and assume responsibility for making them great, from concept to completion
Mentor junior designers, helping them improve their design practices
Who We Think Will Be A Great Fit:
You have a proven track record of at least one shipped title, ideally more than one
You’re comfortable with both conceptual and practical aspects of game design
You are experienced with 3D world and level building tools
You work well in a small team, are open to constructive criticism, and know how to listen to feedback, as well as give professional feedback to others
You’re comfortable with a development schedule that is playtest-driven and focused on iteration and polish
You’re self-motivated and proactive
You have experience with one or more of the following:
Quest or Mission design; player flow through a space, player goals
Mechanics and level experience; player mechanics, system design, etc.
Ability to communicate and collaborate across multiple locations effectively
Desirable Skills and Experience:
You have experience with programming or scripting
You have experience developing Open World games
You have a passion for creating rich narrative experiences
Who We Are:
Hangar 13 is the internal 2K development studio behind the award-winning Mafia III. The studio is comprised of industry veterans drawn from a diverse range of studios, who have collectively shipped hundreds of titles across a wide variety of genres. Though we hail from all over the world, and our backgrounds are wildly different, one thing binds us all together – the belief that “Every Player’s Story is Unique.”
Hangar 13 is based in four locations: Novato (California), Brighton (UK), and Brno & Prague (Czech Republic). We are currently hard at work on our next AAA titles.
This role is based at our Brighton location, who partner with the other Hangar 13 sites to develop all of our games as one global team. Hangar 13’s Brighton location provides the opportunity to work on big-budget, AAA console and PC games in the coolest city in the UK!