The Diablo IV team is looking for a talented Quest Designer with a combined skillset that blends compelling gameplay and storytelling to help us create play areas, quests, characters, and dialogue for Diablo IV.
The ideal candidate must be able to collaborate within design, audio, localization, art, worldbuilding, and engineering groups to efficiently and creatively implement story-focused content.
Knowledge of Blizzard worlds and gameplay values — specifically, within the gothic dark fantasy of Diablo
Demonstrated ability to craft quests, stories, characters, and events within game development toolsets
Strong understanding of the fundamentals of quest design, including key gameplay concepts, pacing, story delivery, and character voice
Solid grasp of the styles of writing and visual storytelling that work best for dark fantasy and gothic horror role-playing themes
Experience with world building and writing for role playing games
Ability to communicate effectively in crafting scenes and story that inspires creativity in your fellow team members
Able to work to maintain a positive attitude in a creatively driven, highly collaborative, and iterative team environment
Minimum 2 years game design experience on a released game
Broad knowledge of successful games, books, and movies in dark fantasy and gothic horror genres, and the ability to speak to what made them successful
Experience with scripting languages such as LUA or Python
Working knowledge of technical writing and editing
Experience creating quests, points of interest, and characters within a shared world
Experience creating and running pen and paper RPG campaigns, and/or live-action RPGs
Required Application Materials
Cover letter, including:
What games you are currently playing
Your experience with PC and console role-playing games and specifically the Diablo series
Portfolio or examples of prior design work
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. This base pay range is for the U.S. and is not applicable to locations outside of the U.S. Actual amounts will vary depending on experience, performance and location. In addition to a competitive base pay, employees in this role may be eligible for incentive compensation. Incentive compensation is not guaranteed.