Narrative Designer

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June 4, 2021

**This role has been closed.**

In close collaboration with the design team and the various business managers of this new project, you will be asked to build an interesting story from a synopsis in which the players must want to integrate and get involved. You guarantee the coherence and the narrative quality of this plot in order to offer the best possible gaming experience.

You participate in the process of creating this content, from writing to integration into the engine.

Your mission :

  • Understand the intentions and gameplay elements of the game and think about how they might impact the plot.
  • Give meaning to the game mechanics in order to ensure consistency with the universe.
  • Develop the scenario and all the elements of the narrative (characters, narrative arcs, adventures, branches, etc.).
  • Write all the elements of direct narration (dialogues etc).
  • Write texts and appendices that give depth to the universe
  • Formalize, document and update narrative systems
  • Define and monitor the conditions for triggering the narration.
  • Ensure the technical part of the narration (Implementation, integration, debug)
  • Collaborate with localization teams

Candidate Profile

  • You master video game specific narrative methods.
  • You have at least 1 year of experience in a video game studio.
  • You are curious and have a good general culture beyond video games (cinema, series, animations, literature, theater)
  • You master writing and know how to write funny and varied dialogues.
  • So you have a lot of humor.
  • You have a strong sensitivity to systemic and environmental storytelling.
  • You know how to defend your point of view but are able to adapt to production constraints.
  • You are organized, rigorous and able to communicate effectively in French AND in English.
  • You don't mind getting your hands on a game engine (here, Unity 3D)

Additional Information

  • Fixed-time CDD
  • Restaurant tickets provided
  • Remuneration according to the profile
  • Teleworking possible (but plan to travel to our premises in Montpellier)

Magic Design Studios strives to develop an inclusive work environment that reflects the diversity of its community of players in its teams. As an employer, Magic Design Studios offers everyone the same access to employment opportunities regardless of gender, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, social status, disability and age. All information will be treated confidentially in accordance with the Employment Equity Act.

How to Apply

Please provide CV, cover letter, references, website (if applicable) to: Recruitment manager

About Magic Design Studios

Founded in 2015, Magic Design Studios creates high quality entertaining content, primarily in the field of video games and digital animation. The team is based in Montpellier (France), a city well known for its climate, but also for its high concentration of experienced developers. Our members have worked collectively on brands and titles such as Assassin's Creed, Ghost Recon, Raving Rabbids, Rayman, Splinter Cell or Valiant Hearts, and are supported by talented developers in the indie game scene. Our first game Unruly Heroes (2019) is now available on consoles and PC. We are currently working on an unannounced project.

Our Games

New Project - For now, we can't say more about it. It's still in pre-production and we still need to do some researches, iterations, prototypes and other game dev things until we can feel comfortable to dive into the full production.


Unruly Heroes - Experience the Legend of Wukong the Monkey King solo or cooperatively with up to four players in local gameplay. Take control of four unlikely heroes that battle a diverse lineup of enemies, show off your Kung-Fu skills and journey west across stunning different environments in order to hunt for the scattered remnants of the Sacred Scroll.

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