Writer - Contract

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Areas of Expertise:
Games and Level Design
South East UK
Guildford, Surrey
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We are Criterion. We love games.

Over the last fifteen years we’ve entertained millions of players around the world with our award-winning and massively entertaining games. We are a team of talented people who craft games with joy, passion, and commitment to quality.

At Criterion, we place enormous value on creative collaboration, fresh ideas, and unique perspective. Our studio is a healthy mix of industry veterans and newcomers working together to inspire, support, and educate one another.

The Challenge Ahead:

As Criterion embarks upon its most ambitious project to date, we are looking for a naturally collaborative writer to join our team, working closely with Designers, Art Directors and Producers in developing the vision of our next game.

What a Writer does at Criterion:

Based on an understanding of the gameplay, the Writer develops the fictional world and the characters that inhabit it. Once this is established the Writer develops the story of the game in collaboration with the rest of the development team. This will include the conflict inherent to the world and characters that motivates the player to keep playing.

A Writer needs:

A passion for video games and an understanding of gameplay.
Demonstrable experience developing fiction in film, games or print

To Apply

Please provide a CV and cover letter, together with writing samples of personal or professional work. We will also expect you to successfully complete a writing test.

What’s in it for you? Glad you asked!

We realise it takes world-class people to make world-class games, so we offer competitive compensation packages and a culture that thrives on creative freedom and autonomy.

Contact Details:
Tel: 01483 463415
Contact: The Recruitment Team

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