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Narrative Designer - Game Team

Santa Monica, Los Angeles Interactive
Skydance Interactive is looking for a Narrative Designer to work on our story-driven, industry leading games. We believe small, focused, close-knit teams with the assistance of a diverse selection of co-dev partners can move mountains. The Narrative Designer partners with level designers, systems designers, and writers to help plan, design and create innovative player experiences.
We’re seeking a Narrative Designer with hands-on experience in creating story-driven games that support strong player agency.  You’ll be the bridge between writers and designers, merging plot, dialogue, flow and gameplay into a cohesive, compelling game. You’ll also work with artists and audio engineers to create 2D walkthroughs with storyboards and 3D mock-ups to better convey your ideas. You’re passionate about taking interactive narrative experiences into new frontiers, whether that’s more immersive character interactions, innovative branching dialogue designs, or virtual reality. #Interactive


  • Collaborate with the Creative Director, Lead Designer, and Lead Writer to create a seamless narrative whole from gameplay and story
  • Assist in the creation and development of story in collaboration with the Lead Writer and the writing team
  • Assist in the creation and development of gameplay and content in collaboration with systems designers, level designers, and artists
  • Requirements

  • Knowledge and experience in interactive storytelling, including dialogue implementation, scenario design and environmental storytelling
  • Excellent communication skills, including both problem resolution and pitching ideas
  • Demonstrable skill with design tools and implementation, including implementing audio files and props to create engaging narrative
  • Ability to work and contribute effectively and collaboratively in a team environment
  • Solid problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Passion for playing and designing great narrative games, and knowledgeable about the leading games on the market
  • Thorough knowledge of game design and development process as well as the narrative development process
  • Can provide or link to projects that demonstrate successful storytelling (any medium)
  • Pluses

  • Experience with both PC and console game development
  • Experience with UE4 and Blueprint
  • Experience in virtual reality, preferably Rift, Quest, Vive or PSVR
  • Skydance is a diversified media company founded by David Ellison in 2010 to create high quality, event-level entertainment for global audiences. The Company brings to life stories of immersive worlds across its feature film, television, interactive, and animation divisions.
    Skydance is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to building and fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce. We welcome and consider applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy status, military/veteran status, disability, or any other protected category. Diversity in the workplace is not just a commitment, it is who we are and a reflection of what makes our world special.