Narrative Designer

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Games and Level Design
Obsidian Entertainment
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Obsidian Entertainment is looking for an experienced and talented Narrative Designer to work on our original IPs.

We are looking for a talented Game Designer with a background in narrative writing and character development to join us in creating content for our role-playing games. This individual will be responsible for writing content that represents and enhances our game’s creative vision and ensures that all characters and narrative content are implemented with the highest levels of quality. Responsibilities will include creation of game characters, lore, design documentation, and writing of in-game text and dialogue.

The ideal candidate for this position needs to have a thorough understanding of game development processes and pipelines, an ability to adapt to and work with an existing tool set, and an established track record designing fun and engaging RPG content. Candidates should be prepared to show and discuss examples of their past work.

All applicants will be required to take a design test.

Collaborate with narrative designers and other developers to design, implement, and iterate on game lore and in-game text and dialogue.
Provide game lore, characters and story documentation on request. Quickly write and iterate on compelling content as needed for all aspects of the game’s development.
Maintain the tone of the game IP, lore, stories and characters. Then champion, maintain and polish the development of these elements to ensure a consistent vision through all aspects of production.
Ensure game concepts and mechanics are appropriate to fiction and positioning.
Drive the design of narrative-related elements within the game, including reviewing map and level content to identify storytelling opportunities and reactivity to player choices.
Review and edit game and game-related text, ensuring that the game vision is maintained, and that content is compelling and consistent.
Contribute to all aspects of game design.

Excellent writing skills
2+ years game industry experience.
A strong technical background in game development, writing and content design (preferably on an RPG with reactive, branching dialogue), and hands-on knowledge of the RPG genre.
Experience working closely/hands-on with other developers in a collaborative environment.
Exceptional creativity.
Exceptional attention to detail.
Love of science fiction, fantasy, and other genres used in RPGs.
Excellent communication skills including communicating and receiving feedback from others.

Contact Details:
Obsidian Entertainment
Tel: 949-379-3300
Contact: Jim Rivers

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