The minions of Hell grow stronger! Our horde of diabolically dedicated developers is growing. While our backgrounds are varied, we all share a passion for the dark, gothic, and macabre. The Diablo IV team is looking for an Activities Designer who has an interest in creating compelling scripted repeatable content to help bring the world of Sanctuary to life as never seen before.
As a Content Designer on the Activities team in Diablo IV, you'll have a key role in crafting compelling end-game content for the game. Collaborating closely with the development team, you'll be involved in designing and bringing to life various activities and challenges to maintain player engagement well beyond the main storyline. Your creative input and meticulous approach will significantly impact the success of Diablo IV and contribute to the satisfaction of its player community.
This role is anticipated to be a hybrid work position, with some work on-site and some work-from-home. The potential home studio for this role is Irvine, CA, Austin, TX or Albany, NY.
Contribute to the design and development of engaging end-game activities, challenges, and experiences for players.
Generate ideas and design various activities like dungeons and events to offer diverse gameplay experiences.
Collaborate closely with the game balancing team to ensure end-game activities are appropriately challenging, rewarding, and satisfying for players.
Work alongside other designers, artists, producers, and engineers to implement activity designs seamlessly into the game world.
Maintain the design vision for your content while incorporating feedback from the team, leadership, and the studio.
Analyze player feedback and data to make continuous improvements and iterations to end-game content.
Develop and maintain design documents, level layouts, and scripting to effectively communicate with the development team.
What you bring:
3-5 years of professional experience in game design, with a focus on end-game content.
Solid understanding and passion for the Diablo franchise, aligning end-game content with the series' identity.
Creative thinking to design engaging and enjoyable gameplay experiences.
Effective written and verbal communication skills for collaboration with cross-functional teams.
Strong problem-solving skills and a proactive approach to addressing design challenges.
Desire to contribute to a positive, collaborative, and inclusive work environment.
Strong familiarity with text-based scripting languages; preferably LUA
Strong understanding of isometric ARPG gameplay
Knowledge of Blizzard worlds and gameplay values — specifically, within the gothic dark fantasy of Diablo
We love hearing from anyone who is enthusiastic about changing the games industry. Not sure you meet all qualifications? Let us decide! Research shows that women and members of other under-represented groups tend to not apply to jobs when they think they may not meet every qualification, when, in fact, they often do! We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage you to apply.
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At Blizzard Entertainment, we pour our hearts and souls into everything we create. Best known for iconic video game universes including Warcraft, Overwatch, Diablo, and StarCraft, we’ve been creating genre-defining games for millions of players around the world for more than 30 years. We’re on a quest: bring our dreams to life and craft the most epic entertainment experiences…ever. Hard work, iteration and polish go into the Blizzard “secret recipe,” but the most important ingredients come from talented people who share our vision. If that sounds like you, join us.
The videogame industry and therefore our business is fast-paced and will continue to evolve. As such, the duties and responsibilities of this role may be changed as directed by the Company at any time to promote and support our business and relationships with industry partners.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status, among other characteristics.
We provide a suite of benefits that promote physical, emotional and financial well-being for ‘Every World’ - we’ve got our employees covered! Subject to eligibility requirements, the Company offers comprehensive benefits including:
Medical, dental, vision, health savings account or health reimbursement account, healthcare spending accounts, dependent care spending accounts, life and AD&D insurance, disability insurance;
401(k) with Company match, tuition reimbursement, charitable donation matching;
Paid holidays and vacation, paid sick time, floating holidays, compassion and bereavement leaves, parental leave;
Mental health & wellbeing programs, fitness programs, free and discounted games, and a variety of other voluntary benefit programs like supplemental life & disability, legal service, ID protection, rental insurance, and others;
If the Company requires that you move geographic locations for the job, then you may also be eligible for relocation assistance.
Eligibility to participate in these benefits may vary for part time and temporary full-time employees and interns with the Company. You can learn more by visiting https://www.benefitsforeveryworld.com/.
In the U.S., the standard base pay range for this role is $29.81 - $55.14 Hourly. These values reflect the expected base pay range of new hires across all U.S. locations. Ultimately, your specific range and offer will be based on several factors, including relevant experience, performance, and work location. Your Talent Professional can share this role’s range details for your local geography during the hiring process. In addition to a competitive base pay, employees in this role may be eligible for incentive compensation. Incentive compensation is not guaranteed.