Opportunities: Associate Game Designer for Wizards Of the Coast
Written by Nicholas Uster
American game publisher. Owns brands like Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons
Located right outside of Seattle, Washington
“Rule one: have fun.”
Community and collaboration
Rated 3.4/5 on Glassdoor and 3.8/5 on Indeed
Employee testimonials on the company website leave stellar reviews, but testimonials on sites like Glassdoor and Indeed are mixed. While reviews from current and past employees generally seem to praise the company, many also have genuine concerns. It seems that Wizards of the Coast has been a great company to work for due to their work-life balance, the fun and relaxed work environment, and the exciting projects employees work on. However, many testimonials report that the company is currently experiencing a shift in culture, especially due to management changes. Another voiced concern is the prevalence of multiple layoffs, especially around the holidays. Taking everything into account, the reviews trend towards the positive, and many seem to passionately enjoy their work for Wizards of the Coast.
An Associate Game Designer would:
Design elements of D&D products with mentorship from other designers
Collect and process playtest data to advise product development
Help review material for game balance, clarity, and consistency
Wizards of the Coast wants game designers with great communication skills, practical experience in writing and game design, and a passion for learning the production process. You’ll need an eye for detail, and the drive to strive for excellence. Keep in mind that you’ll have to be accustomed to hitting deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
HOW TO APPLY
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