Game Designer

GAME DESIGNER

Game Design  Irvine, CA

Description

Wanted: Creative, passionate Hearthstone game designer. 

We are searching for a talented designer to join the ranks of our initial design team to design cards and characters that flesh out the charming, fun world of Hearthstone.

Candidates should have an in-depth knowledge of Hearthstone and working knowledge of card-game mechanics. Most importantly, we are looking for someone with a true passion for game design.

A typical day involves implementing new cards in our scripting tool, adding temporary art to them, playing games with other designers, providing feedback, and designing new cards.

 

Responsibilities

  • Design compelling Hearthstone mechanics using Hearthstone design principles.
  • Enhance the storytelling of Hearthstone using: card names, concepts, flavor text, and game mechanics that highlight the world, characters, and story.
  • Implement cards using simple scripting languages.
  • Develop an in-depth understanding of Hearthstone’s tools, and contribute to the ongoing development of new tools for designers.
  • Continual iteration on card design based on team feedback and playtests.

 

Requirements

  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience in a game design role with at least one shipped title.
  • Absolute passion for playing and making video games, especially with Blizzard Entertainment products and the Warcraft universe.
  • A positive and self-driven attitude with the ability to be collaborative in a team environment.
  • Excellent knowledge of World of Warcraft's history and characters.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills.

 

Pluses

  • Multiple golden heroes in Hearthstone
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Creative writing background
  • Technical/Computer Science background
  • Artistic background

 

Required Application Materials

  • Resume
  • Cover letter which should include: Why you are interested in working at Blizzard, What games you are currently playing and Your experience with Hearthstone

·         Design a single card with a paragraph on why they would be good for Hearthstone. Also include: An art description, Voice over lines and Flavor text.  Please include this with your cover letter.


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