Level Designer Position Open - Runic Games

Runic Games is looking for a talented Level Designer to work on our next project currently in development. The ideal candidate has experience designing layouts, prototyping ideas, building and, scripting a level from start to finish. Runic Games currently uses our own TorchED level editor that shipped with Torchlight to build and script levels. Knowledge of these tools is a plus, but not required. The ideal candidate should work well in a collaborative environment with a small and dedicated team passionate about making great games. He/she should also possess good communication skills, and the ability to prioritize tasks, and meet deadlines.

Runic Games offers a fun, creative, and rewarding environment with excellent benefits and compensation. We’re in the heart of Downtown Seattle with numerous living, entertainment, and social options a short distance away.


  • 2+ years experience in game development building completed levels, mod work is acceptable
  • Self-driven, good communicator and a great team-player
  • A desire to work collaboratively in an iterative and organic production process
  • A passion for games and level design, and the ability to articulate what you love about both
  • Ability to create visually inviting and fun to play environments
  • Be able to provide playable samples, or screenshots of your previous work
  • Able to work full-time in the Seattle area

Bonus Skills or Experiences:

  • Shipped at least 1 game for PC or console as an level designer
  • Previous experience working on a RPG/Isometric title
  • Experience playing Torchlight and familiarity with the gameplay mechanics
  • Familiarity with TorchEd and Logic scripting for Torchlight is a plus
  • A passion for games that utilize fresh and exciting visuals rather than gritty realism

Please send a cover letter, resume, and salary history to jobs@runicgames.com with level samples attached or a link to an online portfolio. Email submission is preferred. If you opt to attach samples, submit your 12 best examples.