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Level Designer & Environment Artist

Professional Experience

Senior Level Designer, Scripter & Environment Artist Black Mesa

(March 2015 - Present)

Black Mesa is a re-envisioning of Valve Software's classic science fiction first person shooter, Half-Life. Black Mesa was the first game to get Greenlit and it's now a full retail game available on Steam.

My responsibilities include: designing and constructing various chapters, defining visual themes, scripting dynamic combat sequences and implementing interesting and fun gameplay.


Level Designer & Environment Artist Intern Funcom

(Oslo, August 2009 - April 2010)

Level Design & Environment artist internship on the MMO
The Secret World
. I worked primarly on the first dungeon of the
game, The Polaris.

I produced dungeons and minigame/PvP instances using Funcom's inhouse tools and 3ds Max.


Amateur/Non-Profit Experience

Level Designer, Scripter & Environment Artist Black Mesa

(November 2006 - March 2015)

Black Mesa is a Half-Life 2 total conversion remaking VALVe Software's
award-winning PC game, Half-Life.


Level Designer, Scripter & Environment Artist

(1999 - Present)

Various map projects for GoldSource-, Source & Unreal Engine.


Enter The GardenXenter, Botkyrka, Sweden.

(September 2008 - December 2009)

Advanced vocational education in Level- & Game Design.

The education provided depth and theoretical knowledge in
the principles of Level- & Game Design, which included Psychology,
Gaming sociology, dramaturgy and architecture.



Have a variety of experience, from working with a linear,
storydriven FPS to action packed multiplayer and large scale third person MMO.


I'm well versed in planning and design, gameplay both single- and multiplayer,

lighting, texturing, scripting, optimization, player guidance and I'm also used to

working with Scrum/Agile.

Level Editors

▪ Hammer (Advanced)
▪ UnrealED (Intermediate)
▪ Sandbox (Beginner)


▪ Adobe Photoshop (Intermediate)
▪ Adobe Lightroom (Expert)
▪ Autodesk 3ds Max (Intermediate)
▪ Autodesk Maya (Beginner)


Full name: Kim Dahlgren.

Location: Melbourne, Australia.

E-mail: kim (at) kimd.se

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