Narrative Designer in a Metaverse Project

  • Date: 14 Nov 2022
  • Location: Sydney
  • Work Type: Permanent / Full Time
The Narrative Designer is to act as the champion and designer of this company's universal story development, functioning as the central resource for all things narrative-related. The Narrative Designer works closely with a project’s core design team at every step of the way to develop a strong symbiotic relationship between the game’s mechanics, design, and structure and the narrative/story being used to support and enhance that structure. 
  • Work with the development team to brainstorm creative ways to encapsulate the game’s core mechanics through story and narrative;
  • Establish the lore and tone of the world of the game and propose creative and efficient ways to effectively present this world to the player;
  • Define characters and NPCs, their backstories, personalities;
  • Writing and revising all in-game dialogue and text;
  • Identifying Narrative problems and brainstorming creative solutions with colleagues;
  • Working to create and establish the “voice” of a game;
  • Collaborate with cinematic and sound teams to create and maintain consistent narrative execution;
  • Working on licensed properties, coordinating with teams and licensors to ensure brand consistency;
  • Generating detailed Voice Over scripts and liaising with external voice-over houses and sound designers.  
  • Possess a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in English, Creative Writing, Theatre, or Film;
  • Displays excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Possess a strong understanding of visual theory and storytelling;
  • Possess in-depth knowledge and passion for the history and theories governing interactive storytelling;
  • Understand how to present a clear narrative concept flow using Visio, Excel, PPT, or other related tools;
  • Mastery of the English language is a must;
  • Ability to craft a clear and coherent story;
  • Ability to display a strong understanding of plot, structure, and character;
  • Must understand how the story is used to support game mechanics and enhance player retention;
  • Understanding of basic game design fundamentals and principles;
  • Ability to work positively in a collaborative environment;
  • Strong research, analytical, and problem-solving skills, and an awareness of how to navigate limitations and work with available art/programming resources;
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to meet aggressive deadlines
  • Ability to communicate effectively in a diverse environment;
  • Organized, able to juggle multiple projects at once;
  • Previous professional experience as a writer in the game or entertainment industry is a BIG PLUS;
  • Passionate about gaming, boasting an in-depth knowledge of games, game culture, and the entertainment industry as a whole.
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