Senior Narrative Designer (m/f/d)

  • Publiziert: 06.12.2021
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Deep Silver FISHLABS

For more than 15 years at Deep Silver FISHLABS we have been creating award-winning, chart-topping games that have been brought to life on millions of screens. At our core, we are a Studio for gamers, by gamers, and a reference in developing premium games with deep and engaging experiences across platforms.
As part of Koch Media and alongside our Deep Silver sister studios across the globe, we create stunning immersive experiences that inspire millions of players worldwide.
We are looking to continue building on our success with humble but talented and creative people who have a passion for making outstanding games and want to be at the forefront of gaming.
Are you ready for the challenge? Join us! This is going to be a thrilling ride.

Your Mission

  • Become a creator, guardian, and advocate of story, characters, tone, and storytelling engagement
  • Team up with game designers to implement and execute all narrative aspects through mission, level, and game system design
  • Design interactive narrative game systems to create a compelling, emotional gameplay experience 
  • Collaborate with writers and editors to write, edit and implement game text and dialogue.
  • Shape the game world and its characters' tone, maintaining its consistency throughout the game
  • Become the champion of the game's story bible
  • Work with the directors to provide guidance during voice recording and performance capture sessions
  • Support the creation of storyboards and cinematic development plans

Your Skillset

  • Experience working as a designer or in a narrative capacity on at least one shipped game
  • In-depth knowledge of industry trends in interactive storytelling
  • Profound understanding of Game Design principles
  • Excellent knowledge of fiction writing, screenwriting rules, and filmmaking
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Plus: Experience in writing spoken dialogue with an emphasis on clarity, brevity, and distinct voice
  • Plus: Knowledge of Unreal Engine's Blueprint system and game scripting systems
  • Plus: Experience in working with voice actors and voice directors
  • Plus: Experience with dynamic or procedural narrative systems
  • Provide at least three writing samples that are representative of your range and skill
  • Include at least one sample of game writing, but feel free to provide short stories, screenplays excerpts, graphic novel excerpts, or video links

Mission Support

We are just as passionate about our games as we are about their creators (Could that be you?!). Your job comes with personal responsibility, freedom and short decision-making routes. And most importantly - A motivated, international team full of fellow gamers.
The studio is located in a bright, modern office, right in the center of Hamburg. With a selection of benefits for all our staff: Including discounted gym membership, fresh fruit and a variety of free drinks. A healthy work-life balance is important to you? For us too! That’s why we are also awarded as a family-friendly workplace. Coming from abroad? No problem! We also offer relocation packages.

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Get In Touch!

Did we spark your interest? We are looking forward to your application. Simply click on the button below and apply by uploading your CV.
If you have any further documents which you think might be worth sharing to underline your background and talents, we are happy to receive them as well. If you have questions regarding the application just drop us an e-mail at An application via our online tool is preferred.
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