Narrative Designer [Unannounced Project] (387)

Job Description

Ubisoft Leamington has been a member of the Ubisoft family since January 2017 and has collaborated on Tom Clancy’s The Division & The Division 2, Far Cry 5 and Starlink: Battle For Atlas. Currently comprised of a 70-strong team, the studio is a solid and experienced group supported by a mix of veteran developers and promising young talent. Based in Royal Leamington Spa, Ubisoft Leamington is at the heart of a thriving destination for UK game developers.

Job Purpose

The Narrative Designer participates in the crafting of a game’s story and designing its narrative systems, creating characters, defining the story behind locations or objects, designing the narrative of missions, building story arcs, contributing to building the player’s emotional journey.

Responsibilities

  • Working within a narrative team to formulate plot lines, story arcs and narrative beats that support the game design and the underlying IP.
  • Create descriptions and backstories for characters, locations, objects, events
  • Creates proposal outlines and documents for internal and external review
  • Support the Game Design team in defining systems and structures to support the game experience throughout the entire game
  • Determines how the narrative will be presented in game and work with teams to establish these systems.
  • Participate in the development of specific features and assets, as well as in their implementation and debug
  • Throughout the production, make necessary changes of the narrative system arising from feedback, to allow for a constant support of the narrative experience in order to achieve the desired player experience;
  • May be required to assume the responsibilities of the writer on certain projects
  • Carry out all other related tasks.

Qualifications

Skills & knowledge

  • Good knowledge of video games and open world narrative approaches
  • A basic knowledge of Game Design
  • Strong listening and communication skills;
  • Creativity
  • To spot new trends and innovations in the industry.

Relevant Experience

  • Experience in any successful game as a writer
  • Degree in Game Design, Creative Writing, Literature or an equivalent.
  • Three years of validated and relevant experience in creative writing
  • Strong writing skills in English

Additional Information

Benefits & Relocation

Flexible working, 22 days annual leave + Christmas shutdown, private healthcare (with option to add immediate family), life insurance & income protection, workplace pension scheme, paid volunteering days, annual fitness & well-being allowance, games, technology & merchandise, subsidised travel and many more... 

Relocation assistance is available to anyone currently living 50 miles or more from the studio location. Please contact a member of the talent acquisition team to find out what we have to offer and how we can support with your move here... relocation really doesn't have to be a daunting prospect. 

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Ubisoft Reflections & Ubisoft Leamington is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

 

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