Call of The Maw
In the aftermath of an orbital space battle, you are an underwater researcher. Control a submarine, defend yourself while investigating why the planets ecosystem has turned hostile
2 Level Designers
4 Game Artists
5 Game Programmers
8 weeks half-speed
Level Designing all levels together with LD colleague, switching ownership
Level Propping / Level Art
Member in Enemy task force
Member in Environment task force
Member in the Player task force
During the development of Call of the Maw, our team had only two level designers. This meant that we had to be more considerate of the scope. We had a lot of good ideas that we were willing to cut if we didn't have time to properly develop them.
Our teamwork within leveldesign was strong and we upheld good contact throughout the entire project. However, a lot of problems arrived from our lacking communication in-between different disciplines which made development take longer.
I learned some of the most important aspects of being a level designer through this experience. It's not enough to be able to create good levels, it's equally as important to help create a space where your colleagues can express difficulties in their work honestly.