Lead Narrative Designer (CA Remote)

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Posted 17 May 2024
Salary Negotiable
Job type Permanent
DisciplineGame Design
Contact NameLawrie Brennan

Job description

Canadian indie studio, Riyo Games are working with us to find a Lead Narrative Designer to join their team as they develop their debut title, Threads of Time, a retro inspired 2.5D JRPG where players travel from the pre-historic era to the end of time!

Riyo Games was created out of a shared love of JRPG’s, their goal is to craft retro-inspired JRPGs that bring back the most cherished childhood memories but brought right up to speed in the current age of gaming. Riyo have created a collaborative studio environment with opportunities to contribute to the game’s creative design and take ownership of features.

Riyo are looking for a talented Lead Narrative Designer who will guide the team of Writers and Narrative specialists in the studio to bring the world to life, create compelling quests and adventures and most importantly bring incredible characters to life.

You will take a strong narrative vision to the next level by creating evocative dialogue, compelling scenarios and objectives, multi-faceted, diverse characters, and time-bending, branching narrative content.

Your responsibilities…
  • Oversee and mentor a team of Writers and Narrative Designers, providing constructive feedback to achieve quality
  • Contribute creatively to the writing process, seamlessly integrating narrative elements into gameplay and writing from various voices and perspectives
  • Collaborate across disciplines to develop stories and dialogue for compelling, multi-faceted characters consistent with the project vision
  • Partner with the leadership team on the function and presentation of in-game narrative content
The skills and experience you’ll bring to the role…
  • 7 or more years of professional game writing experience
  • A love and understanding of JRPGs
  • Experience in creative writing, plot design, and writing dialogue
  • Experience managing a team of Writers and Narrative Designers
Perks and benefits include…
  • 4 weeks paid leave (1 week of which is taken in late December)
  • Competitive salary
  • Medical, dental, vision insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Opportunities to help you strengthen your skills or learn something new