Narrative Writer / Designer

Italic Pig
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May 1, 2024

We are currently looking for a highly experienced Narrative Gameplay Writer to join our team on a contract basis. You will have significant autonomy to help create, expand and deliver a wholesome narrative experience for our upcoming multiplayer farming game. Working closely with the Game Director, you will be responsible for writing captivating storylines and character arcs, building towards a cohesive and immersive gameplay.


About Italic Pig

Italic Pig is an award winning indie animation and gaming studio rooted in Northern Ireland.

  • First and foremost, we're a cheerful collection of decent human beings. We want working here to be fun, fair, and never stressful.
  • We do our best to employ an inclusive, diverse team with a well-balanced spread of voices, backstories and experience.
  • Our team is fully remote and has been since 2019, before it was cool.
  • We pride ourselves on our 4 day work week, letting you recoup over a longer weekend. It's amazing. Your life will be better for it.
  • We have unlimited annual leave. Seriously. Just be reasonable, take as much as you need, and we'll pester you if you don't take enough.


What you’ll do

  • Drive the creation and development of story and character arcs.
  • Work with the design team to aid in creating character-driven situations and accompanying dialogue for in-game tasks and resolutions.
  • Provide context and meaning to the gameplay experience.
  • Deliver scripts formatted appropriately to work with our systems in-engine.


What you’ll bring

  • Prior experience as a Game Writer and a strong portfolio of writing samples.
  • A strong understanding and passion for narrative game design and the impact of dialogue and text on player experience, with special interest in farming and life sims.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills.


Would be nice

  • Experience using Unity or other game engines.
  • Experience using Git or other version control systems.


Additional details

  • Full time contractor
  • Remote
  • 12 month contract


Applications accepted until May 17th. Please click the apply button to apply directly through the form.

We are only able to respond to successfully shortlisted candidates. Shortlisted candidates will be informed by May 23rd. 

Italic Pig

We tell stories. We get a thrill out of epic plotlines, well-rounded characters, mashed-up mechanics and snappy dialogue. We enjoy pushing boundaries with genres, experimenting with narrative gameplay, innovating with new technology and upending applecarts of expectations.

We’re an entertainment company. For the past eight years we’ve been focused mostly on creating and developing award-winning, narrative-driven video games across all platforms, and, with some of the most talented artists, animators and developers in the country, we’ve recently begun dipping our toes into the waters of animation and series development.

We’re a cheerful collection of decent human beings. We’re doing our best to break the negative cycles that the entertainment industries are so famous for. We work a 4-day week to keep the creative energy tanks topped up. We do our best to employ an inclusive, diverse team with a well-balanced spread of voices, backstories and experience. Nobody’s perfect, but we really are trying to make this industry a better place to work.

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