kryta wrote:but is it possible to find a level designer job? for urban terror or any other game?
The answer? ABSOLUTELY!
Here is something to think about okay? Off the bat you must understand that the video game market in terms of creation (independent developers, mods, standalone versions of games) has EXPLODED! And the creativity and abundance is exponential!
Would you get a job as a level designer for Urban Terror? Probably not. Why? Not because you lack the skills or drive or creativity for the job, but simply because Urban Terror already has the team it needs.
Truth is, all you need is a solid portfolio.
No matter what anyone tells you, THIS is the most important piece that you must have to obtain a job in the 3D field! So, if you are really familiar and skilled with GTK Radiant and you can bust out some very impressive levels with this tool, PERFECT! You don't HAVE to learn anything you don't want to! My suggestion is this. At this moment in your life make the decision whether or not you SERIOUSLY want to be a level designer. If you are sure this is what you want to do, then start today.
Start creating levels that you love, and put all of your passion into them. Every level you design, take pictures of it, maybe even a few of the design process and begin creating a professional portfolio. A "Showcase" of your work! This portfolio should be short and to the point, but still show off your work in an impressive way.
After years of hard work and dedication, you will have simultaneously gained experience in the field. Record how long you've been working with Radiant NOT necessarily the video game. Record your achievements and struggles, and how you over came certain obstacles. Then, if the time is right, begin exploring different software. Technology is advancing, and chances are the company you get an interview with, won't be using the software you're used to. BUT, I tell you what. This is the BEST advice I've ever heard from mentors in the 3D animation field. Most employers look for people who posses a real sense of drive and passion for what they do. If you can show a company what you're made of, and that you're willing to learn whatever it is to get the job done, AND you have a great looking portfolio, they will almost ALWAYS take that person under their wing over the guy who simply has a degree in design.
Food for thought.