Daybreak Game Company LLC

Daybreak Game Company LLC

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Associate Game Designer

About the job

Position Title: Associate Game Designer, Content

Salary Range: $45,000 - $55,000

Studio/Department: Darkpaw Games

Employee Type: Full Time, Regular

Location: San Diego, CA / Daybreak Approved Remote Locations

About Our Studio

Our headquarters is where the gaming culture and Southern California lifestyle meet, creating a vibrant work environment that epitomizes our belief that every day should be well played. Daybreak San Diego is the home of Darkpaw Games, creators of the legendary EverQuest and EverQuest II games. This is also the home of Rogue Planet Games, developer of the award-winning MMOFPS PlanetSide 2.The perks of working at Daybreak San Diego extend well beyond the beautiful weather in this prime location. Access to the local gym, as well as on-site fitness classes, game nights, and a strong appreciation for the local craft brew scene (we even turned one of our original game servers into an on-site kegerator) are just some of the ways that make working at Daybreak (San Diego) exciting! Working here is about being part of a community.Find out more about our studio at


Daybreak and Darkpaw Games are looking for a talented Content Game Designer to help build the ever-growing world of EverQuest and bring more content to the fans. If you have a knack for problem-solving, creative writing, and a passion for telling stories that challenge and entertain players in high-fantasy worlds, then come help us continue the legacy of EverQuest!

Your Contribution

  • Work closely with design leads to execute the vision of the game
  • Create design documents for game content
  • Participate in team meetings and present ideas for discussion to improve the game
  • Communicate design goals to other team members, including artists and software engineers
  • Help to deliver updates and expansions through ongoing game iterations
  • Quickly learn to use a variety of technical and proprietary tools used to create EverQuest

Required Knowledge And Experience

  • Degree in Game Design or equivalent work experience
  • Understanding of fundamental principals of game design and what makes games fun
  • An independent thinker who speaks their mind candidly and respectfully and has an amazing ability to integrate their ideas with others, and constantly incorporate feedback into their designs
  • Working knowledge of Word, Excel, and other office software
  • Extremely self-motivated with strong prototyping, and communication skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure and with deadlines
  • Knowledge of EverQuest or other similar MMORPGs
  • A passion for making and playing games

Year-1 Success

  • Become familiar with the design database, with a specific focus on NPCs and Quests
  • Become familiar with mapping, pathing, and populating a zone
  • Gain a basic understanding of items, spells, scripting, and crafting as needed for quests
  • Regularly create quests from documentation to implementation and testing
  • Effective at managing your time appropriately and remain productive so most small tasks are completed in 2 - 5 days
  • Participate in team meetings and bring up ideas for discussion to improve the game, our tools, or our workflows
  • Clearly communicate with other developers to move past roadblocks or areas of confusion
  • Demonstrate high standards of ethics and fairness


  • Examples of small game demos or mods to currently existing games
  • Experience with scripting languages
  • Examples of creative writing skills

Feel like you are a match for this role, but don’t meet all the requirements and pluses? We encourage fresh viewpoints, so as long as you can show us how your attitude and other skills make up for any gaps, we still want to see your application!

About Our Company

Daybreak Game Company LLC is a recognized worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online games. Best known for blockbuster hits and franchises such as DC Universe™ Online, PlanetSide®, EverQuest®, and Dungeons and Dragons Online®, Daybreak creates, develops, and provides compelling online entertainment for millions of gamers worldwide. We are the game publisher for Darkpaw Studios, Rogue Planet Gaming Studio, Dimensional Ink Games, and Standing Stone Games. To top it off, we are making games in three of the coolest cities in the United States: San Diego, Austin, and Boston. We make games that bring people together and build lasting communities and are totally devoted to delivering the ultimate gaming experience! Find out more about our company at invite you to get in the game with us and help us make exciting experiences!

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Daybreak Game Company will never ask applicants to provide their social security numbers, date of birth, bank account information or other sensitive information in job applications. Additionally, our recruiters do not communicate with applicants through free e-mail accounts (Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail) or through online messaging apps (WhatsApp, Hangouts). We will never ask applicants to provide payment during the hiring process or extend an offer without conducting a phone, live video or in-person interview. Please contact Daybreak Game Company's People & Culture team at if you encounter a recruiter or see a job opportunity that seems suspicious.

  • Daybreak Game Company, LLC. is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to Diversity in the workplace.**

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