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Hearthstone: Blizzard Looking for Associate Game Designer

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For many, the job of "Card Designer" is the dream job. The opportunity does not come around often, but Blizzard are currently looking for someone to fill that position.

Lead Designer, Ben Brode, advertised the job in a Tweet last night:

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Obviously, there will be a lot of applicants for the position. Due to this, it is no surprise that Blizzard have set the bar for the job requirements very high.

Blizzard LogoJob Requirements

  • Deep knowledge of collectible card games (CCG) and Hearthstone specifically.
  • Absolute passion for playing and making video games.
  • Extensive knowledge of the lore and setting of World of Warcraft.
  • Technically proficient and able to learn proprietary scripting tools.
  • Able to show you can design fun, simple cards for a CCG or CCG-like game.
  • An awesome person who is a lot of fun to work with.

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If this is the chance you've always wanted, you can apply on the page linked here. Remember to include a Cover Letter as they absolutely will not read applications that do not include one.

Good Luck to everyone from here who applies!

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