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Ubisoft Toronto Inc.
224 Wallace Avenue. M6H 1V7
Location of position: Toronto, Ontario
Ubisoft is committed to enriching players’ lives with original & memorable entertainment experiences. We build worlds that are a playground for the imagination, offering moments of surprise, fun and adventure as well as opportunities for learning and self-discovery. At Ubisoft, you’ll grow and collaborate with highly talented teams from around the world. Our massively friendly work environment will inspire you to go above and beyond to create worlds people will fall in love with. Whether as an elite spy, a master assassin, or a fearless explorer, we put the player at the heart of all our games.
Established in 2010, Ubisoft Toronto is a diverse and vibrant team on a collective mission to create what’s next in AAA open world games. In 2018, the studio shipped Far Cry 5 in collaboration with Ubisoft Montreal, and its first new IP created from the ground-up in Toronto, Starlink: Battle for Atlas. Ubisoft Toronto shipped its first lead production, Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell® Blacklist™, to critical acclaim in 2013 and has contributed to multiple award-winning Ubisoft brands including: Assassin’s Creed®, Far Cry®, Watch Dogs®, and For HonorTM.
In 2018, Ubisoft Toronto was named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for the fourth consecutive year, one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People, and one of GamesIndustry.biz Best Places to Work.
You will create the game levels and create and/or implement the gameplay situations based on the creative vision.
Type of Position: Permanent, full-time.
The main and routine functions of the Level Designer are to:
Understand the part that his/her level plays in the overall game experience based on the creative director’s vision;
Be familiar with the script and, more specifically, with the episodes in his/her level so that the story remains coherent by working with the narrative team;
Prototype the environment, establish the layouts, and suggest ways of using the interactive and non-interactive elements to create the desired emotions;
Communicate the results of the prototype to the other crafts in order to validate the intentions and have the level design TD assess the technical feasibility and the quality of the maps (game design director);
Work in collaboration with the level artists to ensure that the playability of the level and the graphic elements support each other;
As the project progresses, integrate the elements produced in the map (new gameplay, AI, sound, etc.);
Control the accessibility, understanding, and level of difficulty of the level;
Correct the level design bugs entered into the database by testers;
Carry out all other related tasks.
College diploma in video game level design and production or equivalent training or work experience.
Minimum 3+ years’ experience in video game level design and production or any other relevant experience.
Ability to work well as part of a team;
Creativity, ability to challenge the player;
Critical and analytical sense;
Structure and rigour;
Ability to put oneself in the player’s shoes.
· Competitive Salary
· Comprehensive Benefits Package:
o Disability Insurance
o Dental Insurance
o Extended medical insurance
o (Optional) RRSP contribution
o Bonus (If Applicable)
Why Ubisoft Toronto?
Scored by The Economist as the Best City to Live, our studio is located in the trendy Junction Triangle located in West Toronto, close to TTC, the hottest bars and restaurants, and excellent coffee shops. We celebrate successes as a team at our monthly UbiBash events, and invite our families to events throughout the year including our annual Kids Holiday Party and Summer BBQ. We give back to help make our community better through our team volunteer days and fundraising activities. We hold regular game jams to fuel our team’s creativity. Ubisoft Toronto conducts annual performance reviews to help our team develop their careers and grow with our studio, and provides the opportunity for salary increases annually as part of the performance review process. Ubisoft Toronto also offers a comprehensive health benefits package, generous RRSP matching, industry education support, training and career development, flexible days, on-site Yoga and Bootcamp
About the company
Ubisoft is a leading creator, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and services, with a rich portfolio of world-renowned brands. The teams throughout Ubisoft's worldwide network of studios and business offices are committed to delivering original and memorable gaming experiences across all popular platforms.