Narrative Designer

Studio Fizbin
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February 24, 2023
Full Time

We're hiring a Narrative Designer for Triple-I Action Roguelite!

Studio Fizbin is an award-winning independent games studio with offices in Berlin and Ludwigsburg, Germany — making compelling and hand-crafted games since 2011. With over four game releases under our belt (Minute of Islands, Say No! More, The Inner World 1 & 2 and more) we are currently embarking on our biggest project yet, and we would like you to join us!

Studio Fizbin values diversity and strongly encourages people from marginalized groups to apply. We strive to be an inclusive workplace for any gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, different ability and other walks of life.


Your Profile

As Narrative Designer at Studio Fizbin you know that every action game is better when there is a good reason to fight. Project Kokidon is set in a science-fantasy universe where every item is dripping with lore and every character interaction plays a vital role in bringing our world to life.

You will work closely with our Creative Director as well as our art, tech and design departments to deliver immersive world building and gripping storytelling that rewards the curiosity of our players with a universe worth exploring and a story that stays with them long after they’ve put down the controller.

This position is a full-time opportunity with an immediate starting date.



  • Must be based in Germany and own a German work permit, we unfortunately cannot offer relocation assistance at this stage
  • Must have shipped at least one commercial title in a narrative or writing capacity
  • Comfortable working in Unity
  • Strong technical and non-technical communication skills in written and verbal form
  • English native language proficiency
  • Affinity for epic, story-driven games
  • Fondness of fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as historical language
  • Ability to seamlessly incorporate overarching narratives into gameplay



  • German language skills
  • Based in Berlin or Ludwigsburg (remote work is otherwise great)



  • Closely collaborate with our Creative Director and carry out a cohesive world building mission across all other departments
  • Shape plot and key moments of the game story
  • Translate storytelling into gameplay objects, quests and systems
  • Write impactful character dialogue and intriguing lore texts for items and quests
  • Create and maintain narrative asset lists, flowcharts and similar lore content
  • Actively discuss and create features and participate in SCRUM development sprints


What we offer:

  • Flexible work hours (32h week for everyone)
  • Flexible workplace locations (100% remote is fine) as well as developer community access via two different indie co-working spaces in Berlin and Ludwigsburg
  • full support for company pension (Betriebsrente) inlcuding yearly consulting from insurance partner
  • additional bonus programs and subsidies
  • Work on a major original IP
  • Strict no-crunch policies and fair handling of overtime
  • Progressive and queer-friendly team ❤️
  • Flat company structures. We amplify individual voices and agency across projects, foster personal development and push for empathetic, transparent communication


Our application Process:

1. Assessment of Writing Samples

We first review all of your details with great care. If we see a potential fit we will send you an invitation to a video call or a test within four weeks time.

2. Potential Test

A test (limited to four working hours) isn’t mandatory with us and may not happen at all, however if we feel the need to get a better idea of your process and problem-solving nature we might invite you to one.

3. Interview (Possible Test Review)

You will be sent an invitation to a video call with a team member and a department lead.

4. Offer

If we see a good fit you will receive a full job offer in writing with plenty of opportunities to chat contract specifics if necessary. If we don't feel confident about your application progress we will keep your application on file for future opportunities and encourage you to apply for open positions in the future.


Write us!

If you believe to be a good fit for us we would be honoured to receive your application! Please include:

  • [Job you are applying for] as your email subject line
  • Your resume in the body of the email
  • Links to your portfolio with writing samples and any personal work, do not include any file attachments
  • Complete the questionnaire below and include it in the body of the e-mail


Application Questionnaire:

We would appreciate brief yet reasonable answers to the following questions:

  • What is a sustainable work environment to you?
  • What project or feature are you particularly proud of? Please explain your contributions and responsibilities in a descriptive, non-technical fashion.
  • What makes a good roguelite in your opinion?
  • What makes a good narrative for an action game in your opinion?
  • Please state your salary expectations based on a 32h work week.

Please address your application to our Game Director Anjin Anhut.


Thanks a lot! Let’s create something meaningful together. ❤️

Studio Fizbin

Since 2011 Studio Fizbin is an award-winning Independent Games Studio located in Ludwigsburg and Berlin, Germany. We focus on pc and console games which entertain, matter and stay with you. We combine exciting gameplay with unique characters and worlds.


We Care

  • Fair working conditions
    • 32h working week with full payment
    • No crunch culture: Convert overtime to free time
  • We say no! to toxic behavior
    • Everyone is valued, no matter who you are.
    • We have a culture of respect and trust.
  • Flat hierarchies
    • Everyone is heard and noone is more or less important.
    • Everyone is establishing tasks on their own. We use the modern SCRUM project management principle.
Featured Game

Minute of Islands - Explore strange and wonderful islands and dark labyrinths below in this narrative puzzle platformer. Guide young mechanic Mo on her quest to repair a world on the brink of collapse. The powerful Omni Switch at your disposal may not be enough to fix the damage that hides beneath the surface…

SAY NO! MORE is the world’s first NPG (NO!-Playing Game). Play as an intern with a burning desire to say NO! to everything and everyone. Customize your character, say NO! in different styles and languages, clap back at mean colleagues and change the world!

The Inner World: The Last Wind Monk - The flute nose dynasty has been watching over Asposia for centuries on end. In secret, they fill the roly-poly world with light and life. Emil, a trader for odds and ends, has led all the Asposians astray, making them believe that the dynasty is in cahoots with dark forces.

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