Senior Narrative Designer

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Senior Narrative Designer

12.02.2021 Design Helsinki Metropolitan Area Permanent Open position Apply here
Rovio’s Puzzle Studio has their sights set on becoming the most successful casual puzzle game studio in the world. Exploring new and emerging trends in puzzle games, the studio has built a deep understanding of the puzzle genre and its players since its founding in 2014. The studio has introduced innovations in puzzle game core with the free-flowing Angry Birds Dream Blast, and the narrative-driven Small Town Murders, as well as providing players with exciting new content and events in fan-favorite games such as Angry Birds Friends. With their games, Puzzle Studio aims to create a true emotional connection that stays with players even when they’re not playing.

We are looking for a Senior Narrative Designer to join our Puzzle Studio.

Senior Narrative Designer defines the in-game narrative and leads its development in pursuit of providing our players with exciting experiences in rich, believable, and memorable virtual worlds. In collaboration with a passionate team of professionals, the person crafts, arranges and conveys cohesive interactive storytelling in appealing and accessible ways.

Responsibilities:

  • Work hands-on on a game story in the Puzzle studio
  • Review, give feedback and contribute creatively to the game’s overall design 
  • Participate in defining themes and tones that support the game’s creative vision
  • Collaborate with the game team to brainstorm creative ways of exploring and presenting powerful story and narrative through a game’s core mechanics
  • Help to establish the tone of the game’s world and propose creative ways of effectively exposing this world to the players
  • Review and provide feedback documents on all creative elements
  • Find and steer external writers
  • Identify problems with the narrative and work on creative solutions together with development teams
  • Lead the narrative strategy and ensure its constant communication to the development teams
  • Collaborate with different teams (level designers, game designers, artists, animators, audio designers, etc.) to ensure the correct integration of all narrative elements
  • Coach other experts on topics of narrative design, providing insight and narrative expertise to sister discipline leads, such as production, art, game design and audio
  • Identify, develop and communicate best practices for everything related to storytelling in games

Who we think will do great in this role has:

  • Extensive knowledge of interactive storytelling, plot, and narrative structure in F2P mobile games and digital media in general
  • Proven ability to build believable and immersive game worlds 
  • Released successful F2P game(s) as a lead writer, narrative design lead or narrative director
  • Ability to craft sharp, clear dialogue for diverse target audiences
  • Strong ability to communicate ideas through verbal, written and visual means
  • Ability to switch between different writing styles and tones 
  • Ability to work independently and as a part of the design team
  • Keen interest in sharing learnings across Rovio

We'd love if you have some of these:

  • Experience in steering externals
  • Experience in leading a creative team
  • Strong knowledge and experience with system/game design
  • Experience using Unity and other tools for prototyping the game experience


Don't keep us waiting! Send us your application today.

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