Principal Writer

LightSpeed Studios
US-Irvine United States of America
24 days ago
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Responsibilities: Welcome to Lightspeed LA, the first U.S.-based, AAA game development studio for Tencent Games. Lightspeed LA is focused on building open-world games that emphasize an ambitious living world, sophisticated player-driven gameplay, and mature, thoughtful storytelling. We are developing the first in a series of genre-defining titles. Why join Lightspeed LA? For us, it’s not only about the exciting, new AAA open world game we’re developing but also about team values and studio culture. We foster an open and transparent environment where everyone feels comfortable providing constructive feedback about all aspects of our games. We encourage the showing of work that’s still in progress. We don’t attack or question unfinished work, we celebrate its promise. We have a No Blame Culture where we blame the problem, not the person. This is a safe place to fail, and we don't view failure as a negative, but as the natural result of pushing boundaries and trying new things. We create together. We face Challenges Together. We succeed together. About this position at Lightspeed LA As an experienced Principal Writer on the Narrative team at Lightspeed LA, you’ll play a key role in crafting the game’s open-world narrative experience, imagining characters, mission content, and contributing to the world bible for a new I.P. We want someone who’s an amazing writer, passionate about storytelling in games (and understands the advantages and disadvantages of working within the medium) and has an exceptionally high quality bar. This is a fantastic opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a new studio dedicated to telling impactful, mature stories. Responsibilities Work closely with the Lead Writer and Studio Narrative Director to develop open-world content, open-world missions, and help write and maintain the game’s world bible. Create unforgettable characters, stories and settings for missions, plus other narrative content. Brainstorm and actively collaborate with design and art to create best-in-class missions and other content. Write high-quality cinematic scripts, mission scripts, systemic VO, and narrative-related documentation. Requirements: 8+ years of games industry experience. Contributed to at least one shipped game. Strong desire to create compelling open-world narrative experiences. Comfortable with spreadsheets, Final Draft, and other writing software. Passion for gaming and a firm understanding of how narrative works in video games. Self-motivated. Able to receive and give constructive feedback. Location State(s) California The base pay range for this position in the state(s) above is $127,780 to $234,430 per year. Actual pay is based on market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. A sign on payment, relocation package, and restricted stock units may be provided as part of the compensation package, as well as other medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the specific position offered. LIGHTSPEED STUDIOS is a leading global game developer, with teams across China, United States, Singapore, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand and United Arab Emirates. LIGHTSPEED STUDIOS has created over 50 games across multiple platforms and genres for more than 4 billion registered users. It is the co-developer of worldwide hit PUBG MOBILE(co-developed with KRAFTON, Inc.). LIGHTSPEED STUDIOS is made up of passionate players who advance the art & science of game development through great stories, great gameplay, and advanced technology. We are focused on bringing next generation experiences to gamers who want to enjoy them anywhere, anytime, across multiple genres and devices. Create Your Profile — Game companies can contact you with their relevant job openings.
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