Wednesday, March 3, 2010


Reports To: Lead Game Designer
Location: Denver

Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) is a recognized worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online games which have entertained millions of players around the globe. SOE creates and delivers compelling entertainment for the personal computer, online, game console and wireless markets. Known for its blockbuster franchise EverQuest®, its successful online trading card game Legends of Norrath®, as well as the recent kids’ phenomenon Free Realms™, SOE continues to raise the bar for online gaming and players worldwide. Headquartered in San Diego, with additional studios in Austin, Seattle, Denver, Tucson, and Taiwan, SOE has a slate of engaging, high-quality games currently in development across new genres for all platforms and audiences.
Our Denver Studio is the developer of Legends of Norrath™, Star Wars Galaxies™ Trading Card Game, Free Realms Trading Card Game, Match Attax LIVE and more. If you like to work hard and play harder, then Colorado is the place to live! Our studio is located in the hip "LoDo" area of Denver, one block from Coors Field and walking distance to the 16th Street Mall, the primary shopping and entertainment strip of Downtown Denver. We enjoy over 300 days of sunshine a year and hiking, biking, climbing and skiing are all right in our backyard!
Sony Online Entertainment’s Denver Studio is looking for a skilled Game Designer!

· Design game systems and play objects for online strategy games
· Analyze game systems and individual play objects for balance
· Write design documents, articles, rulebooks, and flavor text
· Create game tutorials and scenarios
· Review designs and provide direction on the following: Gameplay, UI, client server considerations, performance, difficulty level, file size constraints, help systems, and community features

· An absolute passion for innovative and fun video games
· Bring energy and a positive attitude to the workplace
· Ability to think creatively and communicate opinions clearly and professionally
· Strong knowledge of strategy games (online and physical)· An eye towards fun and quality
· Strong creative writing skills a plus
· Scripting and programming experience a plus
· UI and AI design a plus
· Ability to evaluate designs for technical feasibility a plus
· Design/playtesting work on at least two released products
· Familiarity with trading card games, microtransaction models, and Massively Multiplayer Titles

SOE is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace.