Narrative Designer

We are Force Field, an award winning and industry leader in the development of VR games and experiences. Are you up for the challenges of story telling in the new field of immersive technology?

As we kick off development of our most ambitious project to date, we want to recruit a seasoned narrative expert that can aid us in our mission write history in VR.

We are looking for a creative mind that can generate an abundance of narrative ideas that fit the gameplay and take into account the constraints of an existing IP.

Do you have a proven track record in a narrative design role on an AAA action adventure title, with experience of the full development cycle from pitch to release?

Then we are looking for you!

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • The Narrative Designer works alongside the Game Director and Lead Designer to shape the game's narrative arc to tell a great story, whilst supporting the gameplay for a groundbreaking AAA action adventure game based on a famous IP
  • The Narrative Designer collaborates across disciplines to craft a cohesive and detailed world that is populated by engaging characters, creating the perfect staging for the gameplay to unfold
  • The Narrative Designer also works alongside the content designers to write dialogue, and assists with implementation in the game engine

DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • A proven track record in a narrative design role on an AAA action adventure title, with experience of the full development cycle from pitch to release
  • Is skilled in writing high level abstracts that distil concepts into their essence and that can meet the needs of a variety of audiences, from the Game Director to the Team and the Client
  • A working understanding of writing within the constraints of an existing high profile IP; knowing how to handle lore, and how to build on successful themes and ideas
  • The ability to write in a methodical, inclusive manner, to create evocative worlds that spark the player's imagination and the team's passion
  • As the owner of the game's fiction the Narrative Designer is able to respond to shifting needs of the development process, IP holders, and the Game Director, whilst maintaining world class story telling quality

BONUS SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • The ideal candidate also has a good feel for spatial layout, has experience of working closely with concept artists, and a proven ability to write and implement dialogue
  • An ability to communicate visually, either through drawings or photo bash, etc.
  • Has experience of working in a game design role, ideally focussed on level design
  • Has an understanding of the challenges of story telling in VR

ABOUT YOU:

  • You're looking for a fresh challenge and you're excited by the opportunity to bring an established gaming IP to VR
  • You understand the potential of immersive technology to redefine the art of story telling
  • You actively play any and all forms of interactive entertainment, and you're culturally literate across other many other forms of story telling, from film and tv to theatre and literature
  • You're creatively generous, and able to build on the ideas of others in pursuit of the highest quality

WHAT WE OFFER:

  • A company culture that values a healthy work-life balance
  • Studio location in the heart of Amsterdam
  • Flexible working hours
  • Benefits according to experience and job
  • 26 Standard vacation days with an option to buy 5 more
  • An onsite canteen offering an inexpensive healthy lunch
  • Up to 30% income tax reduction for eligbile expats
  • Relocation cost compensation depending on your situation
  • Free pension plan
  • Free train commuting when living outside of Amsterdam
  • Group activities and an annual VR game jam
  • Friday afternoon drinks
  • The latest VR hardware which you can borrow and take home

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