Level Designer - Contract

Design Leamington Spa, Warwickshire


Playground Games is looking for a Level Designer to join our Fable team on a contract basis.

About us:

As a first-party Xbox Game Studio, we are passionate about making genre-defining games that are accessible, beautiful, and, most of all, fun. We are excited to be rebooting the much-loved Fable franchise and are expanding our diverse team to create a new classic in the action RPG genre.

About the role:

You will be part of the Level Design team working on Fable, our AAA, open-world action RPG title. Your role will involve working closely with multiple other disciplines to develop high-quality open-world play-spaces.

Our ideal candidate is a promising level designer who is passionate about their craft, skilled in the ground-up planning and creation of world areas and has the portfolio to prove it.

This is a contract based at our state-of-the -art facilities in Royal Leamington Spa. 

What you’ll do:

  • Work with 3D Studio Max and our custom, proprietary engine to plan and create world locations that closely support the project vision
  • Work closely with other disciplines, including members of the Narrative, Environment Art, Quest, and Game Design teams
  • Support the Level Design team by providing internal feedback, preparing documentation, and adopting a pro-active mindset

What you’ll bring:

  • Experience working in a Level Design position on at least one published title (ideally AAA)
  • An ability to develop lasting and productive relationships in a collaborative team with diverse perspectives
  • Experience with at least one 3D software package or level design tool
  • A track record of quality in your previous work, ideally demonstratable with portfolio materials. These can be submitted as a link to a website or added as an attachment along with your CV.
  • Knowledge of key level design concepts
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • A genuine passion for video games

This is a fantastic opportunity to make a world-class game with an established, talented, and collaborative team at one of the industry’s most exciting first-party game studios.

Playground Games is an equal opportunities studio and encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply