Maxis Working On “New Sims Title”

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EA is currently seeking candidates to fill a Designer position at Maxis, and the role of this job is to “design and create user-facing content in a brand new Sims title”. While we don’t have solid confirmation of a Sims 4 Expansion in the works, this latest career listing pretty much confirms the obvious.

Hat Tip: Deligracy

The Role:

As a Technical Designer, you’ll be working with a large (but tight-knit) team of enthusiastic industry professionals from all walks of life. Your job will be to design and create user-facing content in a brand new Sims title using our internal scripting tools.
Duties and Responsibilities

  • Creative Content Design.
  • Design and create compelling and intuitive experiences that unleash player creativity and allow each player to craft a unique game experience.
  • Be resourceful with the tools available to you to implement unique and fun experiences.
  • Actively participate in brainstorm sessions with the design team and document details on the team wiki.
  • Script scalable solutions for content.
  • Create re-usable design patterns for future content creation.
  • Collect and analyze feedback from other designers or producers to identify where gameplay falls short of expectations and iterate on those parts of the design.
  • Collaborate with artists, animators, modelers, engineers, producers, and scripters to find creative and effective solutions to problems.
  • Be proactive.
  • Know the Game and Community. The Sims has a huge community and a long history. Learn and represent their desires and views for past, current, and future projects.