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Narrative Designer Role

We are looking for help in delivering our debut game

Space Rock Games is a fully-remote game development studio based in New Zealand. We are committed to ethical development practices with zero tolerance toward harassment and abuse while also having a no-crunch policy. 


Our first game, Criminals Within, is a 3rd person cooperative-only action game set in a medieval fantasy kingdom and is currently in development. 


We are looking for an experienced Narrative Designer to join us in the development of our debut game - Criminals Within. 


If you are eager to tackle any problem that arises, if you love medieval fantasy and you like the flexibility of being able to work from wherever you want - we would love to hear from you!​

Job type 

Full-time contract role with flexible hours, remote only. ​

What you would be doing​

  • Develop and maintain a detailed game universe and lore

  • Create interesting and believable characters

  • Craft compelling dialog, quest, and all other supporting text

  • Continuously evaluate and improve the narrative to ensure it is engaging and satisfying for players

  • Collaborate with other departments to ensure the story is integrated seamlessly into the game

  • Build and prototype narrative systems that allow for storytelling within the constraints of the gameplay

  • Provide feedback and guidance to other team members on story-related content

What you must have

  • 5+ years professional writing or narrative design experience for games.

  • Shipped at least 1 commercial title with a strong narrative focus

  • Great sense of humor & comedic writing style

  • Familiarity with various narrative delivery mechanics, and the ability to weigh their strengths and weaknesses with regard to specific story goals.

  • Strong writing skills, with a proven ability to create compelling stories and characters

  • A desire to create the best possible gaming experience.

  • A desire to learn and further improve your skills 

  • A proactive and self-reliant personality

  • Ability to effectively communicate in English, both verbally and written

  • A portfolio of relevant work

What is advantageous to have

  • Experience with writing for AAA games

  • Experience with technical narrative design (implementation, scripting, etc)

  • Published writing (novels, short fiction, film, television, comics, etc)

  • A passion for medieval fantasy universes

Why work with us

  • You can work on an awesome medieval fantasy action game coming to PC/Console

  • You can actually meaningfully contribute to the game and it’s design

  • Flexible working hours

  • Strict no crunch policy

  • Work from home - or anywhere you want as long as you have access to internet

  • Profit pool - we all benefit from a successful game

  • Team building and games nights

  • Friendly, respectful and supportive working environment

  • Time to explore learning opportunities

If you are interested please don't hesitate to reach out. Send us an email at with your portfolio and CV and we will be in touch!

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