Lore Historian / Archivist
10 days ago
Bring our past into our future
Our narrative team
Our narrative team oversees storytelling in Guerrilla games and other media. In addition to working on the narratives for the Horizon games, our team also helps develop content for transmedia like comics, art books, and other products. To achieve the highest possible standard, we collaborate closely with designers, artists, animators, actors and technicians throughout the studio and beyond.
What you will do
As Guerrilla’s first Lore Historian/Archivist, you will:
- Help Guerrilla build a clean and accessible internal database (wiki format) of all previous Horizon storytelling – both from our games and from other media.
- Organize and audit this database to keep it relevant over time.
- Collect and organize art and visual depictions of our characters, enemies, and locations for internal reference.
- Answer questions from various game teams and external parties about Horizon’s lore. Provide clear, organized references about requested narrative topics.
- Develop presentations on Horizon’s lore to help familiarize new hires and external parties with our storytelling.
- Support narrative, design, and art teams in the development of new stories in the Horizon universe.
- Review transmedia content for narrative accuracy and cohesion.
Who you are
This is a brand-new position within Guerrilla. We are looking for a candidate that can demonstrate:
- Clear and concise English written communication skills (technical writing, marketing copy, journalism, etc).
- Strong familiarity with using wiki-style software (Confluence, MediaWiki, etc.). Prior experience organizing a large knowledge base is a huge plus!
- Competency with word processing (Microsoft Office, Google Docs) and basic photo editing software (Photoshop or similar).
- Previous experience with summarizing narrative content: Writing blogs, articles, or video essay scripts, contributing to a fan wiki, etc.
- A deep understanding of at least one big franchise’s narrative (if it happens to be Horizon, great!).
If you think you’re up for the challenge, we’d love to hear from you! You can apply by hitting the “apply now” button. Be sure to submit your CV, cover letter and at least three (3) wiki-style writing samples of 250-500 words each. We are looking for samples that summarize specific moments or characters in an IP’s narrative content, written so a newcomer can understand their purpose in the overall story.
Before applying, look at our previous releases in the Horizon franchise – if you can, play them. In your cover letter, please include your reason for applying at Guerrilla, your background, and briefly describe your interest in the Horizon franchise.
For your writing samples, PDFs are preferred. Please ensure each sample is no longer than 500 words. We’re seeking examples of clear, concise writing; brevity is an asset!
When selecting or composing your writing samples, be sure to choose samples that a complete newcomer can understand, even if they’ve never watched or played the IP before. We’re seeking a candidate that can help us educate people – anything that shows that will be a plus.
Please note : This position is based in our studio in the heart of Amsterdam. Guerrilla offers relocation and immigration support.
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