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Lead Narrative Designer

Division: Arkane Studios - France | Department: Design | Location: Lyon , FR

Arkane is looking for a world class Lead Narrative Designer to help create narrative content - be it written, spoken or visual – and to ensure that it remains consistent with the world design of the game and its fundamental pillars, and lead a team of narrative designers towards those goals
 
Responsibilities:
  • Contribute to the game story, characters and universe by supporting creative intentions
  • Carry the creative direction’s vision within and outside of the narrative design team
  • Responsible for the design and final quality of the narrative systems (playtests, debugging…)
  • Work with the level designers and level artists to implement narrative gameplay content
  • Use internal tools to design and work with various systems for conveying story in an interactive world
  • Review the game content regularly to spot narrative inconsistencies and new opportunities
  • Support narrative and design needs of other departments, as required or directed
  • Aid in the development and maintenance of documentation
  • Work with level designers, systems designers, UI designers, programmers, and external writers on in-game texts (keeping them up to date, adapting to changes, etc.)
  • Create placeholder texts
  • Create and maintain narrative-related assets and also parts of UI
  • Work closely with localization team (providing information for translators, import/export of strings, fixing formatting and language-related bugs, etc.)
  • Maintain Localize Direct (tool for translations)
  • Maintain String Browser (internal tool for strings)
  • QA of translated strings (linguistic background beneficial)
 
Requirements:
  • Previous experience of working on a game project
  • At least one released (video) game as a narrative designer
  • Has worked with narrative tools before (including Twine or other free-to-use narrative software)
  • Quickly adapts to tools and workflows
  • Excel 
  • Experience in visual scripting
  • Hansoft
 
Working as an “Arkanite”

Arkane Studios' iconic brands such as Dishonored®, Dishonored 2® and Prey® have become staples of popular culture for generations of gamers. Our company provides technical, design and artistic leadership as a world-renowned game developer and technology innovator since its founding in 1999.
 
Our studio is professional with a relaxed working atmosphere located in the trendy area of Lyon Confluence - a hot spot for nature, sports, food, and music.
We offer a comprehensive benefits package, incl. private medical insurance, flex hours, up to 30 paid vacations days per year, sports program, transport compensation, onboarding program, free Fridays etc.
 

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