Junior Game Narrative Designer

at TapBlaze (View all jobs)
Los Angeles, CA
2022-11-29

POSITION SUMMARY

We are looking for a junior narrative designer that deeply cares about the work they do to help us further expand the "Good Pizza, Great Pizza" story line and a new game we been working on.

The ideal candidate designs stories with interesting characters and compelling narratives, is able to follow the established style and tone of our games, and can write from a variety of perspectives.

ABOUT TAPBLAZE

Here at TAPBLAZE, our mission is to make great games for players that will be remembered for decades. As a small team, we have created games such as "Good Pizza, Great Pizza" that have been downloaded more than 300 million times across the globe, giving a fun, innovative experience to millions of players every day. Our core values are the reason we have found success as an independent studio and guide our hiring process: we are ambitious, disciplined, ownership-minded, results oriented, and extraordinary. We operate internationally and we are growing day by day.

We seeking individuals that have the same core values and are looking to level up themselves, the games they work on and the company they work for. Only with great attention to details can this be achieved - please mention "beauty is in the details" in your cover letter.

OBJECTIVES

  • Collaborate with the content team to plan the game’s setting, characters, and storylines
  • Design and write pitches for story chapters and game events
  • Create new game chapters, stories, dialogs and event narrative content
  • Create and empower player choice adhering to the creative vision of the game
  • Develop dynamic, diverse characters and stories for our diverse player base
  • Write, review, and edit game content and dialogs for company's game titles
  • Develop writing style guides

COMPETENCIES

  • Ability to craft stories and dialogs that can be localized to different languages and cultures
  • Game knowledge and an understanding of the design principles behind games
  • Understanding and knowledge of the current narrative content in "Good Pizza, Great Pizza"
  • Familiar with narrative structuring tools such as Arrow, Twine, etc.
  • Passion for great gameplay; you know how to put the user experience first, and know how to tell a story that blends with gameplay instead of distracting from it
  • Great attention to detail - you actually read this job description

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Experienced in narrative driven content
  • Experience writing branching and non-linear dialogue; use of Twine or equivalent is a plus
  • Bachelors degree or equivalent experience

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Los Angeles, CA: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work
  • Prolonged period of time sitting at a desk and computer

COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY

As an equal opportunity employer committed to meeting the needs of a multigenerational and multicultural workforce TAPBLAZE recognizes that a diverse staff, reflective of our community, is an integral and welcome part of a successful and ethical business. We hire local talent at all levels regardless of race, color, religion, age, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, or disability, and actively foster inclusion in all forms both within our company and across interactions with vendors and partners.

If this position caught your eye, send us your resume! For best consideration, include a cover letter in your application explaining why you would be a great fit.

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