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Narrative Designer

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Overview

Do you love telling a good story? Do you enjoy filling in the fascinating details to support a broadly appealing sci-fi universe? Bungie is looking for a highly collaborative and creative Narrative Designer to join the Destiny 2 team working on our annual expansions. In this role you will work closely with the various small teams to write strings, create scripts, and collaborate on narrative experiences in activities and missions. You will participate in a process and culture that relies on providing and receiving feedback to shepherd content through all phases of production.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Design and implement globally appealing narrative moments, dialogue, and cinematic content
  • Maintain tone and style of the established IP
  • Partner with Narrative leadership across project teams to bring globally appealing fiction to the gameplay experience
  • Align with the Narrative Lead on pillars and goals for Expansion level Narrative content.
  • Generate and maintain story treatments, character bios, environment guides, casting documents, and other supporting narrative documentation
  • Prepare reference materials and scripts for recording sessions
  • Collaborate with designers to provide fiction/writing support to new features and other design requests
  • Support an imaginative and fun work environment
  • Master the tools and workflows associated with creating narrative content
  • Promote healthy workflows and solicit support for improvements

REQUIRED SKILLS

  • Proven game industry experience on AAA games or MMOs
  • Outstanding communication skills
  • Good understanding of all aspects of the narrative design development process, including design methodology, craftsmanship, production, and collaboration with external cinematic and voice vendors
  • Experience collaborating on narrative content across multiple story channels
  • Understanding of game production, design tools, and systems
  • Ability to assess and emulate the tone, themes, and character voices of Destiny
  • Comfortable working with proprietary tools

NICE-TO-HAVE SKILLS

  • Background in writing and a passion for storytelling in non-gaming media
  • Experience working on a live game ("game as a service")

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