Narrative Designer

Marina Del Rey, CA / REMOTE

People make games great. Here at Survios, we know we can’t grow from an acclaimed VR studio to the world’s premier game developer and publisher without them. That’s why our most valuable investments aren’t in the next-generation technology we use to make our games or the swanky new HQ we’re building in Marina Del Rey, but in creating a hybrid workplace that seeks out talent across the globe, nurtures its people, and encourages fun. A workplace where every team member knows they’re respected and cared for. If you want to join a passionate team of developers driving toward the future of immersive gaming, we’d love to hear from you! Survios currently has an opening for a talented Narrative Designer to join our amazing Design team!

Responsibilities:

  • Develop compelling game narratives across a variety of gaming platforms.
  • Develop and maintain world bibles, character backstories, and lore documents for the project.
  • Design and implement triggers for story-based events and VO.
  • Write compelling dialog that maintains distinct character voices.
  • Assist with casting, voice-over recording, and performance capture.
  • Collaborate with the design team to create story-centric campaigns that seamlessly blend gameplay and storytelling.
  • Collaborate with audio and engineering to create voice-over systems for systemic combat or linear missions.
  • Collaborate with the tools team to improve the voice-over database and narrative pipelines.

Requirements:

  • Experience as a Writer or Narrative Designer on multiple video game projects.
  • Experience across all forms of story development - brainstorming, character development, world-building, and dialogue.
  • Experience with voice-over sessions.
  • Technical experience with implementation of narrative components and tools.
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent professional experience.
  • Ability to work independently on writing tasks and organize pipelines.
  • Ability to work with IP holders to develop and explore established properties.
  • Excellent cross-department communication and collaboration.
  • Passion for modern video games and storytelling conventions.
  • Experience working with Unreal Engine

Pluses:

  • Familiarity with Blueprints
  • Familiar with Agile development methodologies
  • Experience writing dialogue for PC, Console, and/or VR games.
  • Experience with voice-over direction.
  • Publicly released projects (books, games, television, comics).
  • Experience with scripting languages
  • 5+ Years of Narrative Design Experience.

To Apply:

Please send in your resume and two samples of your games writing work or a link to your portfolio (this info can be included in a cover letter). Bonus points if your samples tell a complete story while maintaining brevity. 

About Us:

Survios is an award-winning game studio that takes a holistic approach to development, merging our hardware, software, and games expertise to create compellingly immersive game experiences. As we expand our focus from VR-Only to create games across all PC and Console platforms, we’re dedicated to leveraging our passion, expertise, and creativity to develop and publish the next generation of groundbreaking and immersive video games.

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