Josh Mosqueira

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Josh Mosqueira-Asheim is an American game designer of both tabletop games and video games. He was game director for Diablo III at Blizzard Entertainment.[1]


Josh Mosqueira got his start designing games in 1996 as a writer for White Wolf, when he co-wrote Constantinople by Night and Montreal by Night while serving in the Canadian army and finishing university.[1] Mosqueira, Phil Boulle, and Stephane Brochu designed the Tribe 8 (1998) swords-and-sorcery post-apocalyptic fantasy role-playing game for Dream Pod 9.[2]

Josh Mosqueira has also worked in the video game industry, including time at Relic, Vicarious Visions and Dream Mechanics, and time teaching and working as a freelance writer and designer.[3] Mosqueira was the lead designer on the game Homeworld 2, which re-established the reputation of Sierra Entertainment in 2003, and of Company of Heroes.[4] For his work on Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts, he was cited with an Elan Award for Outstanding innovation in gaming in 2008.[5] He worked on Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War.[6] He worked at Ubisoft for just over two and a half years as creative director, working on Far Cry 3.[3] He joined Blizzard Entertainment in May 2011.[3] He was made the lead designer for the console version of Diablo III,[7] and in June 2013 became the game director for Diablo III on all platforms.[1] In 2016, he left Blizzard Entertainment.[8]


  1. ^ a b c Mosqueira, Josh (June 5, 2013). "Messages From Hell: The Future of Diablo III". Blizzard Entertainment.
  2. ^ Shannon Appelcline (2011). Designers & Dragons. Mongoose Publishing. p. 273. ISBN 978-1-907702-58-7.
  3. ^ a b c Webber, Rachel (June 6, 2013). "Josh Mosqueira appointed as Diablo III game director". Retrieved July 4, 2016.
  4. ^ Scott, Ryan (July 2006). "Company of Heroes: Dawn of (World) War (II)". Computer Gaming World (264).
  5. ^ Zacharias, Yvonne (2008-02-18). "Mass Effect dominates as game of the year: Science fiction video, made by Edmonton company, cleans up at Elan Awards". The Vancouver Sun. p. D1.
  6. ^ Carlson, Patrick (June 7, 2013). "Diablo 3 gets a new game director". PC Gamer. Retrieved July 4, 2016.
  7. ^ Schreier, Jason (2012-01-10). "Blizzard: Diablo III Is Coming To Consoles". Wired. Retrieved 2012-01-11.
  8. ^ McWhertor, Michael (July 1, 2016). "Blizzard hiring new game director for unannounced Diablo project". Polygon. Vox Media. Retrieved July 2, 2016.

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