Skydance Interactive

Narrative Designer - Marina del Rey

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Active since 08-09-2017 Job category Art / Culture
Location Marina del Rey Level Senior Management
Educational level Vocational / Diploma / As... Employment type -
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Skydance Interactive is looking for a Narrative Designer to work on cutting-edge story-driven VR games, beginning with The Walking Dead VR. We believe small, focused, close-knit teams can move mountains. The Narrative Designer partners with level designers, systems designers, and writers to help plan, design and create innovative player experiences.

We’re seeking a seasoned Narrative Designer with hands-on experience in creating story-driven games that support strong player agency. You’ll be the bridge between writers and designers, merging plot, dialogue, flow and gameplay into a cohesive, compelling game. You’ll also work with artists and audio engineers to create 2D walkthroughs with storyboards and 3D mock-ups to better convey your ideas. You’re passionate about taking interactive narrative experiences into new frontiers, whether that’s more immersive character interactions, innovative branching dialogue designs, or virtual reality.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the Creative Director, lead designer and lead writer to create a seamless narrative whole from gameplay and story
  • Assist in the creation and development of story in collaboration with the lead writer and the writing team
  • Assist in the creation and development of gameplay in collaboration with systems designers, level designers, and artists

 

Requirements:

  • Knowledge and experience in interactive storytelling, using both traditional and experimental systems and platforms, including dialogue implementation and environmental storytelling
  • Excellent communication skills, including both problem resolution and pitching ideas
  • Demonstrable skill with design tools and implementation, including implementing and combining character animations, audio files, visual effects and props to create engaging narrative
  • Ability to work and contribute effectively and collaboratively in a team environment
  • Solid problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Passion for playing and designing great narrative games, and knowledgeable about the leading games on the market
  • Thorough knowledge of game design and development process as well as the narrative development process
  • At least 5 years of experience as a Narrative Designer or Writer on a game development team

Pluses

  • Experience with both PC and console game development
  • Experience with UE4 and Blueprint
  • Experience in virtual reality, preferably Rift, Vive or PSVR

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Job category Art / Culture
Industry / Industries Culture / Art
Region United States
Keywords Writer, Story, Designer, VR, Games

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