Narrative Designer

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February 22, 2021

We are looking for a Narrative Designer to help grow our team!

Team Beauty Cult is a small distributed games studio that's an evolution of SUPERSCARYSNAKES. As SUPERSCARYSNAKES, the team released Black Future '88 to critical acclaim in 2019 on Steam and Nintendo Switch. We are working on an ambitious and genre-bending new project, and realized it's time to grow up the business into an employee owned co-op.

We welcome applicants from a variety of backgrounds and levels of experience, and are ready to dedicate the necessary amount of time to onboarding as needed. We recognize that members of marginalized communities often face challenges when it comes to gaining experience in the gaming industry, and we want to make our hiring process as equitable as possible.


  • High level narrative design for our player's character, and their story arc
  • Work with the core team to expand the shape, tone and detail of the world concept
  • Writing dialogue for believable and credible character interactions
  • Cutscene writing
  • Quest writing


  • A deep, critical, and nuanced understanding of the social issues around class, race and gender, as well as their historical context in videogames
  • Experience with game writing middle-ware. (Yarn, Twine, Ink, etc)
  • Previous game-writing experience
  • Excellent world-building skills, and a keen eye for narrative dissonance
  • Clear, and concise writing style

Nice To Haves:

  • Indie Experience
  • Yarn Experience
  • Unity Experience


If you're interested, please send your CV to and include the job title that you're applying for in the subject line. Also include:

  • Why you'd be a good fit for Team Beauty Cult
  • Work Examples
  • Your earliest start date

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Team Beauty Cult does not discriminate against any employee or job applicant because of race, colour, religion, national origin, cultural group, sex, gender, physical or mental disability.

About Black Future '88:

Black Future ’88 is a Synth-Punk roguelike 2D action shooter published by Good Shepherd Entertainment. Vertically climb an always evolving procedural tower to reach the top and kill its insane owner…before your heart explodes. Shoot, slash, dash and upgrade yourself to survive the endless waves of Homicidal AI, Traps & Colossal Wardens.

  • Awards: MIX E3 Judge's Pick Team Choice Award Techraptor: Best of E3 Bit Awards: Game of the Year Nominee, Best Style Nominee GamesRadar: Best of Pax Nominee
  • Shown at: Indie Megabooth, Dreamhack, PAX East/West, Day of the Devs, E3
  • Covered by: Kotaku, Rock Paper Shotgun, Variety, PC Gamer, 80 Level, IGN, Destructoid, Gamespot, Games Radar, Tech Raptor, Polygon, Engadget

Our Manifesto:

Video games are a unique medium with a distinct cultural voice, but for too long the leading stories have alternated between labor abuse of dev teams, obscene executive pay, and culturally homogenous studios.

If we believe that video games can be art, team diversity has value, and investment in labor pays future dividends: then we need to manifest that change at the studio level.

The Beauty Cult pledges to be a worker-centric studio, to invest in equity initiatives as a local, studio and industry level, and to always make interesting games that push the boundaries of art in video games.

We strive to explore the bleeding edge of what video games can be.

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