Sniper Elite 4 (2017)

Project Role:

Senior Level Designer


Responsibilities Include:

⚬ Mentoring and training other members of the Level Design Team


⚬ Designing, white-boxing, iterating and having ownership of Campaign Missions 1 and 7 of the Sniper Elite 4 Single Player Campaign throughout production to release. Including all gameplay elements using in-house Asura in-house Engine Tools

⚬ Designing, creating and iterating first-play tutorial section at the start of Mission 1 to teach the player how to use core mechanics and learn important controls

⚬ Creating initial level concepts, gathering reference, layout design and narrative elements

⚬ White-boxing full level layouts in 3DS Max and Asura Engine Tools to establish core gameplay elements, size and scale, testing implementation of early gameplay mechanics and level flow

⚬ Considering vistas, occlusion and testing performance on all platforms

⚬ Writing initial narrative and background story for owned levels, including Environmental Storytelling, NPC Dialogue, Objectives, Collectibles, Documents and Player's Narrative Dialogue

⚬ Placing all pickups, items, explosives, interactive objects and collectibles, including narrative and storytelling items

⚬ Implementing AI behaviours including AI Cover Placement, AI Patrol Paths, AI Environment Interaction locations, AI Conversation locations and hand-scripted AI narrative scenarios

⚬ Visual Scripting and triggering all level logic, gameplay and narrative elements where appropriate

⚬ Building, iterating and maintaining technical collision mesh for my levels in 3DS Max, including adding markup for AI navigation, invisible walls and traversal generation

⚬ Working closely with Art Team as the levels are iterated on throughout production and monitoring art passes to ensure suitability in relation to gameplay elements

⚬ Liasing with Code team to prototype, implement and feedback on core mechanics and features

⚬ Playtesting and providing feedback on all Single Player Campaign and Multiplayer levels

⚬ Maintaining related level documentation

⚬ Bug fixing multiple Single Player levels


Game Description:

Discover unrivalled sniping freedom in the largest and most advanced World War 2 shooter ever built. Experience tactical third-person combat, gameplay choice and epic longshots across gigantic levels as you liberate wartime Italy from the grip of Fascism.


Set in the aftermath of its award-winning predecessor, Sniper Elite 4 transports players across the beautiful Italian peninsula, from sun-drenched Mediterranean coastal towns, to ancient forests, mountain valleys and colossal Nazi megastructures.

Covert agent and elite marksman Karl Fairburne must fight alongside the brave men and women of the Italian Resistance and defeat a terrifying new threat with the potential to halt the Allied fightback in Europe before it’s even begun.


Key Features:

⚬ EXPANSIVE CAMPAIGN
Encounter hours of gripping gameplay in huge campaign levels with hundreds of enemies, vehicles and high-ranking Nazi officers to hunt. Forge your own path to your objectives, uncover new sniper nests, find secret side missions, collectibles and more!


⚬ AWARD-WINNING SNIPING
Experience genre-defining rifle ballistics where snipers must take account of wind, gravity and heart rate to land satisfying shots over hundreds of meters.

⚬ EXTENSIVE ARSENAL
Adapt seamlessly to any combat situation with an impressive array of iconic World War 2 sniper rifles, pistols, submachine guns, heavy weapons, traps, grenades and explosives.

⚬ DEEP CUSTOMISATION
Hone your combat effectiveness by upgrading skills and tweaking key weapon traits such as scope magnification, muzzle velocity and stability. Create and edit custom loadouts for any encounter.

⚬ SLICK TRAVERSALS AND TAKEDOWNS
Climb, hang, shimmy and leap your way across the game’s vast environments to get the drop on enemies and deliver killing blows from behind cover, hanging over ledges and more!

⚬ ACCLAIMED X-RAY KILL CAMS
Sniper Elite’s acclaimed X-ray Kill Camera returns with all-new visuals and features, now framing your most impressive melee attacks and explosive trap kills in bone-cracking detail.

⚬ TACTICAL CO-OP
Play the entire campaign online with another player or jump into dedicated co-operative game modes for up to 4 players.

⚬ THRILLING MULTIPLAYER
Take Sniper Elite’s trademark sharpshooting into unique competitive play for up to 12 players in 6 modes across 6 custom-designed maps. Even more modes and maps will be released FREE after launch!

Role
Senior Level Designer
For
Rebellion
URL
www.sniperelite4.com
Platforms
Playstation 4, Xbox One, PC
Release Date
February 2017