Game Writer - Dead by Daylight

  • Montreal, QC, Canada
  • Full-time

Company Description

Based in Montreal, Behaviour Interactive is one of the largest independent game developers in North America. Anchored in the industry for more than 25 years now, its success is characterized by its versatility to create games based on leading brands, but also original IP’s across all major platforms. Behaviour is a Canadian company with an entrepreneurial culture that promotes opportunities and personal development at the same time that giving their employees the feeling of making a difference. 

Job Description

The scriptwriter participates to the crafting of the hero’s story, creating characters, writing dialogue, and providing any other narrative-related content required by the project (such as in-game text). The incumbent works closely with the production team to ensure coherence and quality as narrative content is integrated into the game.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with other writers, designers, and artists to develop compelling story content that match the project’s tone;
  • Understand the intentions of the Narrative Designers and create story bible documents for the team to use as reference;
  • Write any text that contains narrative elements (events, loading screens, in-game documents, in-game store etc.);
  • With the various production teams, ensure and test the integration of narrative content into the game;
  • Ensure that all reference documents are up to date;
  • Assist, when required, with any marketing/PR needs that require writing;
  • Generating detailed voice-over scripts and liaising with external voice-over houses and sound designers;

Qualifications

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in English, Creative Writing, Theatre, or Film;
  • Mastery of the English language;
  • Understanding of basic game-design fundamentals and principles;
  • Understanding of how to present a clear narrative concept flow using Visio, Excel, PPT, or other related tools;
  • Previous professional experience as a writer in the game or entertainment industry;


Profile:

  • Ability to craft a clear and coherent story;
  • Displays excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Basic understanding of game design fundamentals and processes;
  • Ability to collaborate, and respond to feedback/notes in a mature and timely manner;
  • Strong research, analytical, and problem-solving skills, and an awareness of how to navigate limitations and work with available art/programming resources;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Ability to meet aggressive deadlines;
  • Organized and able to juggle multiple projects at once;

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