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Ghost Story Games

$55,000 - $75,000 / year
Apply before: May 9, 2024
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  • Date posted
    March 10, 2024
  • Location
    Remote (US)
  • Salary
    $55,000 - $75,000 / year
  • Apply before
    May 9, 2024
  • Career Level
    Any

Job Description

WHO WE ARE:

Ghost Story Games is a self-publishing game development studio owned by Take-Two Interactive, located in the greater-Boston area. Our studio designed and released award-winning games, such as System Shock 2, BioShock and BioShock Infinite. We are currently working on Judas and would love for you to be part of our team.

THE CHALLENGE:

Ghost Story Games is on the search for a Writer to participate in story meetings; brainstorm and break mission designs and character arcs; help build the game’s world and backstory

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Participate in story meetings; brainstorm and break mission designs and character arcs; help build the game’s world and backstory.

  • Write treatments and scripts for main and interstitial missions and key story moments.

  • Write combat barks and other systemic dialogue within set templates.

  • Write dialogue to convey the world and backstory.

  • Write supporting text for the game, marketing, casting or other material related to the project.

  • Research topics that align with the subject matter; gather and present reference material.

  • EXTENSIVELY play in-development builds and provide feedback to devs and bug data to QA.

  • Other tasks as directed by the Writing management team.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A strong sample. This can be a screenplay, a teleplay or a video game script.

  • Strong performance in our writing test.

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.

  • Demonstrate initiative and an ability to prioritize and meet deadlines.

  • Process and react to direction and feedback from multiple sources. Highly flexible regarding changes in direction or rewrites. A gracious and enthusiastic collaborator.

  • Strong English proficiency (reading and writing).

PLUSES

  • Shipped at least one PC and/or console title in the shooter, RPG or strategy genres.

  • Experience with writing or design of branching narratives.

  • Experience using Articy.

  • Familiarity with and passion for interactive narrative.

APPLICATION

To be considered for this role, please submit the following:

  • A cover letter.

  • Your resume.

  • Two writing samples, max 3,000 words each (video game writing preferred).

WHAT WE OFFER YOU:

  • Great Company Culture. Ranked as one of the most creative and innovative places to work, creativity, innovation, efficiency, diversity and philanthropy are among the core tenets of our organization and are integral drivers of our continued success.

  • Growth: As a global entertainment company, we pride ourselves on creating environments where employees are encouraged to be themselves, inquisitive, collaborative and to grow within and around the company.

  • Benefits. Medical (HSA & FSA), dental, vision, 401(k) with company match, employee stock purchase plan, commuter benefits, in-house wellness program, broad learning & development opportunities, a charitable giving platform with company match and more!

  • Perks. Fitness allowance, employee discount programs, free games & events, stocked pantries and the ability to earn up to $500+ per year for taking care of yourself and more!

Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (“T2”) is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, which means we are committed to creating and celebrating diverse thoughts, cultures, and backgrounds throughout our organization.  Employment at T2 is based on substantive ability, objective qualifications, and work ethic – not an individual’s race, creed, color, religion, sex or gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin or ancestry, alienage or citizenship status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, status as a victim of domestic violence or sex offenses, reproductive health decision, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

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