Tuesday, March 2, 2010


Location: NetDevil-Louisville / Denver, CO
Job Code: 282
Quest Designer
NetDevil is at the forefront of game innovation and has grown to over 100 people in its 12 year history.
From the space combat MMOG, Jumpgate Evolution, to the highly anticipated LEGO Universe MMOG; our company’s passion for launching to new heights of creativity can be experienced in everything we do.
Denver, Colorado provides an incredible variety of year round recreation and entertainment within easy reach of our studio. Skiing, mountain biking, whitewater rafting and many other activities are all available at a cost of living that is a fraction of either coast. It’s no wonder Louisville, Colorado was voted the #1 place to live in 2009 by MONEY Magazine.
If you want to join a fun environment where we play as hard as we work and think you have what it takes to be a part of one of the most innovative MMO development studios in the world; come be a part of NetDevil.
This position is responsible for creating high quality quests and creative writing for an upcoming web-based action RPG MMO with ground-breaking technology.
  • Maintain the story concepts as defined by the design director
  • Working with the lead level designer, and concept team, create compelling and intriguing plots, subplots and characters
  • Responsible for implementing all dialogue, quest entries and rewrites into the game engine using proprietary tools
  • Responsible for solid understanding of IP and overall story/critical path of project
  • Maintains materials and completes writing assignments according to set standards regarding order, clarity, conciseness, style and terminology
  • Reviews documentation and recommends revisions or change in scope, format, or content along with the design director and other team members
  • In addition to managing and implementing the Quest system, being able to contribute to game systems and level designs
  • BS/BA degree or equivalent professional experience; and demonstrated writing skills via portfolio
  • Minimum 2 years experience on one or more AAA quality products working in a quest design role – preferably MMORPGs. Provide portfolio
  • Proven examples of professional creative writing, editing and document formatting skills. Must possess a high level of creativity
  • Must have thorough understanding of the needs of the end-user as to write from that perspective
  • Must self-educate through documents and product use
  • Must differentiate between elementary and ancillary information
  • Must be able to recognize potential problems in plots, characters, and areas, while propose/brainstorm appropriate solutions with the lead writer/lead designer
  • Willingness and ability to meet aggressive deadlines and extraordinary attention to details
  • Strong research, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong oral communication and interpersonal skills (cross-functional team environments)
  • Be aware and sensitive to what resources (art, programming) are available, the limits of the game engine and the ability to work within these limits when devising plots and characters
  • High level of flexibility with regard to change in direction or/and rewrites
  • The ability to work within the existing game design, framework and back story to create AAA quality content, systems, and game play
  • Strong understanding of both story structure and narrative
  • Experience with scripting languages (Java, Python, LUA, etc) preferred
  • Level design experience preferred
  • Must be willing to relocate to Denver, CO area for full-time employment
Salary based on experience; 401k, health insurance, and other benefits provided.