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Lead Narrative Designer

LOCATION Liverpool, UK with Remote / Flexible working considered.

DURATION Permanent

SALARY We offer a very competitive package, which is dependent on experience

THE ROLE

We are looking for a Lead Narrative Designer to drive the player’s journey on a AAA branching narrative adventure. Working alongside Narrative Direction, Writing and Design teams you will play a lead role in the seamless marriage of storytelling with gameplay and mission design. This is a great opportunity for an ambitious individual looking for their next challenge, as the team is at an early stage, you will ensure the narrative design is a central pillar of the development. You will also play an active role in helping to grow and develop the narrative design team.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Working with gameplay and mission design to articulate story beats through core gameplay
  • Work with art to identify opportunities/techniques for environmental narrative
  • Determine the best narrative technique for each storytelling opportunity
  • Design and develop narrative in-game mechanics/puzzles serving story needs
  • Be part of the custodian team for the branching narrative across gameplay, cinematic content, dialogue, and text
  • Ensure continuity and robustness through all branches and their consequences
  • Working with the Narrative Director and the writing team, contribute to the game’s overall story development
  • Reviewing the game, to identify situations for narrative improvement and specifically what those improvements should be
  • Discoverable content (pick-ups, environmental interactive elements (i.e. readable signs, etc.)
  • VO / mocap attendance and reviewing to ensure continuity and to select takes etc
  • Determining and working with tools to deliver the narrative design
  • Help grow, develop, and champion, the narrative design team within the wider development

ROLE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Significant professional game development experience with an impressive portfolio
  • Exceptional knowledge of all storytelling techniques
  • Obsessive about delivering the very best player experience
  • Working knowledge of game design and mission design principles
  • A great communicator who is respected by their peers
  • Ability to add to each project – proactive and driven, not waiting for tasks from others

ABOUT YOU:

You are an extremely proactive person who is looking to take a major role in a AAA branching narrative game. You are ready to jump at a rare opportunity to deliver a landmark title and to help build a world-class narrative design team.

If you believe you have the right skills and experience for a role on an exciting new project, please email your C.V. and supporting portfolio to jobs@firesprite.com with the Job Reference or hit the apply button below.

Job Reference: HB-LND-01