Writer/Narrative Designer (F/M/X)

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May 27, 2021
Part Time

**This position has been closed.**

We are looking for a passionate and experienced writer and narrative designer to join our team part-time for an unannounced project. This will be a contract based, full remote position. Because of our location, we are looking for candidates in EU time zones. Diversity is important to us, which we also like to represent in our games, so we strongly encourage people of all minorities to apply.

The game we are currently working on is a puzzle/stealth mix that is set in Europe. It has strong elements of detective stories and time travel combined with light-hearted humor. You will be responsible to define and narrate the story, characters, and conversations, as well as support the dev team with wordings in other areas like the tutorialization.


  • Collaborate with the team on different aspects of the game
  • Supervise the integration of narrative content into the game
  • Build the story based on an existing concept
  • Adjust the narrative to the level design
  • Develop characters of diverse origins
  • Write and implement short conversations between the characters
  • Write and polish any text that contains narrative elements


  • Proficient in the English language
  • A portfolio that shows your range and skillset
  • You have worked on at least one game in a writing or narrative design role
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • Short writing assignment after your application


  • A strong passion for video games
  • A passion for light-hearted storytelling
  • Interest in detective & time travel stories


We are an independent Austrian-based game development company that's been around since 2006. Our international team of 10+ people always aims to combine the strengths of each individual to create the best experience for our players.


We are aiming to fill the role as soon as possible, ideally no later than mid of June. If you feel you are the perfect fit for our team, please send an email to jobs@rarebyte.com with "Writer" in the subject, and make sure to include the following:

  • Resume
  • Link to your portfolio
  • Why you want to join us on this project

We are looking forward to hearing from you!


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Grab your friends, sharpen your piloting skills, operate turrets and weird machinery, discover mysteries, and explore the unknown – and try not to screw up!

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This is a contract-based opportunity for this project only.

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