Narrative Director in Redwood City, California at AccruePartners

Date Posted: 11/24/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description


  • Join a studio with 20+ year history of developing AAA franchises games and a team who encourages continuous learning and professional growth
  • Become an integral part of a recently created team who is currently in the formative stages of a new AAA blockbuster being built and shipped across XB1, PS4, and PC
  • Help build a completely original story in a new world that gamers can play in for years to come


  • Competitive salary and customizable health insurance options; including 100% paid medical, no out of pocket medical expenses
  • Strong focus on work-life balance that is strategically designed to eliminate burnout and maintain a positive work environment. Including child care on-site as well as 6 months maternity and 3 months paternity leave.
  • Access to a free 50,000’ foot athletic club (swimming pool and rock wall included!)
  • In-house catering with a 5-star chef who can make specialized meals for those with dietary restrictions
  • Drop your car off onsite for a free wash, detailing and oil change!
  • Generous paid time-off and a true desire to provide work-life balance within the industry


  • Redwood City, CA (just south of San Francisco)


  • Shepherd implementation of game narrative across the entire development process
  • Ensure the consistency of the game’s narrative voice and execution on creative vision throughout production, from initial concept and foundational development, character development, important narrative milestones, through to final polish
  • Collaborate with the Game Director to understand the game direction and effectively convey it through the game narrative
  • Design and write the overall game narrative, in collaboration with a team of writers
  • Create an emotional gameplay experience that remains consistent to the game’s creative vision
  • Collaborate with and lead other game writers and narrative designers to design, develop, and implement narrative gameplay elements
  • Work with the game design team to develop gameplay features that will support and convey the story
  • Understand the flow of the narrative and adjust gameplay elements accordingly
  • Manage a team of internal and contract game writers
  • Write and edit across all levels of the project, including concept pitches, style guides, cinematic scripts, in-game dialogue, and public facing copy


  • 10+ years of experience on highly-rated, cinematic AAA games (specifically with previous experience as a Narrative Director on a AAA game)
  • Significant experience with fiction writing and game design
  • Perfect knowledge of spoken and written English
  • Strong technical skills and extensive film knowledge, specifically with working knowledge of competitor landscape
  • Understanding of best practices for creating high quality narrative gameplay experiences
  • Strong ability to collaborate and influence across multiple disciplines
  • Passion for games and ambition to create a Game of the Year title



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