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The Diablo IV team is looking for a Senior Quest Designer with a combined gameplay and storytelling background to help us create storylines, quests, characters, and dialogue within the world of Sanctuary. The ideal candidate will be able to collaborate within design, worldbuilding, art, audio, cinematics, localization and engineering groups to efficiently and creatively implement quest focused content.

COVID-19 Hiring Update: 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 Albany, NY or Irvine, CA. However, we understand each person’s circumstances may be unique and will work with you to explore other possible options, including remote work arrangements.

Requirements

  • Knowledge of Blizzards worlds and gameplay, specifically within the dark gothic stories and fantasy of Diablo

  • Strong understanding of quest gameplay concepts, pacing, character voice, and style of writing that works best for dark fantasy and gothic horror role-playing games

  • Ability to envision and build quests, stories, characters, and events

  • Extensive quest or content design experience. Ideally someone who has creatively owned and implemented a variety of quest content from concept to delivery

  • Able to communicate expertly, inspire creativity, and describe concepts to a wide variety of individuals and perspectives

  • Able to create and maintain a positive attitude in a driven, highly collaborative and iterative team environment

  • A minimum 5 years of experience in game design, including 2 years in a prior senior position on a narrative or story driven game

Responsibilities

  • Work with team leadership to set direction and tone for a variety of quests and storylines

  • Provide mentoring and clear, detailed feedback to other quest and content designers on gameplay and story delivery

  • Evaluate and critique environment designs, level design, creature spawning, creature abilities, NPC spawning and actions, and content flow

  • Work with the Narrative team to create high-quality storylines with interesting plot, premise, characters, and dialogue

  • Meticulously craft quest content from inspiration, through concept, presentation, implementation, and iteration

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! At Activision Blizzard, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage you to apply.

Pluses

  • Knowledge of successful intellectual properties in dark fantasy and gothic horror genres and speak to what made these successful

  • Experience with scripting languages such as LUA or Python

  • Working knowledge of technical writing and editing

  • Knowledge and creation of RPG maps and points of interest within a shared world

  • Experience creating and running pen and paper RPG campaigns, and / or live-action RPGs

Required Application Materials

  • Resume

  • Cover letter, including:

  • Inspirations you can use to craft content within Diablo

  • What games you are currently playing

  • Your experience with PC and Console role-playing games

Blizzard Entertainment is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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