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Narrative Design

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Reporting to the Lead Designer, a Narrative Designer is responsible for the technical implementation of the game story. The Narrative Designer will be relied upon to collaborate with other designers, artists and writers to implement story content using game editors and scripting systems as part of the iterative process.

Job Responsibilities:
• Under supervision of Lead Designer, the Narrative Designer is responsible for implementation of narrative content.
• Collaborate with other designers to assist in design and implementation of story using game editors and scripting systems.
• Collaborate with external teams to evangelize and champion storytelling outlined by the Creative Director.
• Collaborate with art team on environmental storytelling to support the Creative Director’s vision.

Work Experience:
• Two years of technical game design experience.
• Shipped at least one AAA game, preferably as a narrative designer.

Education, Professional Training, Technical Training or Certification:
• B.A. degree preferred, or equivalent game design or scripting experience.

Knowledge/Skills:
• Experience using a scripting language.
• Game writing ability.
• Understand techniques to elicit player emotion and immersion.
• Sense for story pacing within action level design.
• Familiarity with concept art creation and storyboarding.
• Knowledge of cinematic techniques.
• Experience working with art team on cinematic development.
• Ability to design and champion innovative narrative design systems.

Other Requirements:
• Ability to work well under pressure and with deadlines.
• Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
• Passion for first-person shooters.
• Passion for engaging character-driven narrative.
• Excellent communication and collaboration skills
• Experience with game editors and scripting systems
• Excellent organizational skills; self-motivated.
• In-depth knowledge of industry trends in interactive storytelling.

Bonuses:
• Experience creating interaction driven narrative design
• Experience with game animation editors

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