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Narrative Designer


Arkane Studios


Lyon, France


Games and Level Design





Permanent | Full Time


Division:  | Department: | Location: Lyon , FR

Arkane Studios, Lyon France is looking for an experienced Narrative Designer to contribute to the story development and help integrate all the narrative assets in our custom tools.


  • Contribute to the design of narrative systems supporting the creative intentions
  • Write attractive and easy-to-use narrative documentation for the whole team, and be a reliable and pro-active source of information
  • Write and implement dialogues and in-game texts in collaboration with the external writers and the narrative director
  • Help script some dynamic content (barks, branching dialogues, etc.)
  • Provide feedback on tools and technology to improve our narrative workflow
  • Work with level designers, systems designers, UI designers, programmers, and external writers on in-game texts (keeping them up to date, adapting to changes, etc.)
  • Work closely with localization team (providing information for translators, import/export of strings, fixing formatting and language-related bugs, etc.)
  • Frequently test the game to ensure its narrative consistency and that the narrative goals are met


  • Experience creating, designing, and writing released games (of any scope, commercial or personal) with a strong narrative component
  • Has worked with narrative tools before (including Twine or other free-to-use narrative software)
  • Demonstrable experience in world building, character creation, narrative arc design, dialog writing (portfolio submission required)
  • Quickly adapts to tools and workflows
  • English spoken and written, preferably at a native level
  • Good communication and good writing skills
  • Organizational skills.
  • Be familiar with the constraints of Immersive Simulations and Action-Adventure games
  • Ability to adapt quickly to design changes and iterations
  • Pack Office

Desired Skills   

  • Previous experience of working on a AAA game project
  • Experience working with source control and task management software (Perforce, Hansoft…).
  • Experience in visual scripting
  • Experience in voice casting and voice direction
  • French notions are a real plus

*The Position is based in Lyon, France

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