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Senior Combat Designer - Unannounced Survival Game

Company: Blizzard Entertainment
Location: Irvine
Posted on: November 22, 2022

Job Description:

Team Name:Unannounced ProjectJob Title:Senior Combat Designer - Unannounced Survival GameRequisition ID:R015328Job Description:We Want YouA new world and a new journey await you. It is a world different from any otherBlizzard has built.If you're a passionate game developer, and, well, a good human being, then we'd love to talk to you. We have a new AAA survival game in the works, set in a new IP for PC/Console. It's going to be amazing, and we'd love to bring you along for the ride. Together, we'll build something big, bold, and beautiful.As a Senior Combat Designer, you will increase focus and quality on the various pillars of combat within our game. You'll be responsible for designing and implementing mechanics in pursuit of intuitiveness, fantasy, and a satisfying feel.Additionally, you will be designing and refining the systems that generate purpose and satisfaction for combat, aligning with Blizzard's core value of Gameplay First.We believe our team is good. Really good. Granted, we're obviously biased. But we also believe there are lots of developers out there who can make us even better.You could be one of those people. If you're looking for a team where inclusion, thoughtfulness, empathy, professionalism, and collaboration are all seen as critically important, we believe our team could be a phenomenal fit for you. Join us and help craft our future!COVID-19 Hiring Update: We've transitioned to a work-from-home model, and we're continuing to interview and hire during this time. This role is expected to begin as a remote position. We understand each person's circumstances may be unique and will work with you to explore possible interim options.We need your help with:Analyzing, pitching, prototyping, balancing, and developing core combat and moment-to-moment mechanics/systems for an unannounced project.Advocating for feel, feedback, and intuitive mechanics for all aspects of moment-to-moment play.Developing creative concepts and drive them to completion.Leveraging technical experience to implement systems inside a proprietary design tool.Collaborating and coordinate with multiple disciplines.Remaining current on industry trends including new game genres, new game design methods and techniques, and trending audio-visual excellence.You're good at:Communicating design vision and aligning vision within the team.Having a broad, extensive player experience with FPS and action games, both single-player and online.Analyzing combat feelUnderstanding player motivationsDemonstrating your scripting skills.Self-critiquing and accepting outside feedback.Being self-motivated with a strong work ethic.Extra awesome points for:Deep understanding of systems design, player psychology, and emerging industry trends.Experience designing melee weapon systemsExperience with versatile game development tools such as Unity and Unreal.Previous work on combat mechanics.You'll need to provide us with:Your ResumeLinks to any writing samples or portfolioCover Letter (preferred)

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