Narrative Designer

Crytek is looking for a passionate, imaginative Narrative Designer to join the team in Frankfurt, Germany full time. The successful candidate will become a key member of our in-house narrative team, with a focus on owning the technical implementation of the narrative for upcoming projects. 

Our ideal candidate will bring both high-level writing and technical skills to the table, both aspects which will require attention to detail, flexibility, and the ability to learn quickly.  On the writing side, we are looking for someone who is able to pivot between different writing styles, formats, and tones across multiple projects. Please provide writing samples that show off this breadth. On the technical side, we are looking for a candidate who brings a foundation of technical knowledge necessary for implementation. 

Our team is highly collaborative, and our ideal candidate is an able collaborator; can provide clear, constructive feedback; and can work across departments to develop storytelling elements and the systems that support them. 

Please upload at least three writing samples – combined into one PDF – via the online application form under “portfolio.”  Please include a brief summary of your technical skills and experience as related to this position in your cover letter. 

Qualified applicants will be asked to complete a Narrative Design test. 
Responsibilities
  • Own the technical implementation of the game’s narrative 
  • Write. While the position’s focus will often be on technical implementation, the candidate will also be expected to be a proficient writer, “story-minded,” and able to contribute to: character creation, world building, short fiction, dialogue, lore-related video scripts, environment prop texts, weapon names, UI elements, and anything else you have ever seen in a video game that involves words. 
Requirements
  • Experience with CRYENGINE, or another game engine 
  • Scripting knowledge (Python and/or C++) 
  • Familiarity with Excel, JIRA, Word, Teams 
  • General knowledge surrounding video game narrative, interactive storytelling, and transmedial entertainment 
  • Ability to give and receive constructive feedback, and to iterate on your work 
  • Outstanding English communication skills, both verbal and written 
  • An interest in storytelling in all forms 
  • Familiarity with American English grammatical conventions (or willingness to learn) 
  • Familiarity with localization pipelines a plus 
  • Willing to relocate to Frankfurt am Main area, Germany.
What you can expect from us
  • A refreshing yet highly professional atmosphere in a diverse team.
  • Flexible work time.
  • FUN.
  • Free public transportation ticket, which lets you use public transport free of charge 24/7.
  • Free German lessons
  • Company language is English. Any additional language is a plus, but not a requirement.
  • Extensive assistance with getting visa, work permits and communication with local authorities.
  • Relocation support.
  • A company apartment for your first few months and help in finding a private apartment.

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We are Crytek.

Crytek is an independent video game developer, publisher, and technology provider based in Frankfurt, Germany.

Crytek pushes the boundaries of the possible to make the impossible a reality. We want to create the most fun gaming experiences around, and if we have to blow up computer system requirements or push genre boundaries to do so, then we will. With almost two decades of experience in the games industry, Crytek takes its unique combination of experience and skills and continue to make an impact via innovative, fun, cutting-edge games and technology.

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