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Lead Narrative Designer

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Timbre Games, Vancouver

Who are Timbre Games? 
Timbre Games are a Vancouver based early-stage game development studio with over 100 years of founding leadership. We believe culture drives creative, where we draw on community and diversity to build truly unique experiences.   

Our mission is to build a world class network of Game Studios; to provide accessible awesomeness to our players, to our team, to the world.    

Everyone has a story. Come write yours!   
Who you are:   
As a human, you’re a visionary explorer, a pursuer of fun, and focused on building community. You see an opportunity within games to do more and to have more than “just a job”. You’ve had unique experiences both at work and personally that have expanded your curiosities to seek the root of a problem, to seek out issues, and work with people to explore solutions! Your experiences have made you who you are, and that has led to you understanding the importance of diversity in both thinking and in people. Oh, and games… You may like those, too!   

Who you are at work?
You lead with humility in all that you do. You’re a storyteller; someone who feels just as comfortable writing the next blockbuster game as they do sharing laughs and stories with their team. The way you write and connect with others is designed by inclusivity, humour and curiosity and these elements make up some of the foundation in your approach to communication. Importantly, you like to have fun and create a space for others to do so as well!  

At Timbre, we take mentoring seriously, and as a lead, we want you to as well. We are here to make amazing games and grow the next generation of game industry people – two goals that are at the heart of who we are. 

What impact will you have as a Lead Narrative Designer at Timbre:   
  • You’ll be hands-on from day one, working closely with our Lead Designer to create a vision, tone and voice for the narrative of the game.
  • Design and develop narrative tools that define how the game’s story will be told.
  • Partner with Game Designers to create narrative systems that go hand-in-hand with gameplay.
  • The document, iterate and improve processes to ensure the team  can get up to speed seamlessly.
  • Work with Production and other leads to create task estimates and schedules for yourself and the team
  • Collaborate with external creative partners and publishers

  • Your track record may include:
  • Experience in writing and telling immersive stories, in games or film
  • An excellent understanding of non-linear narrative systems and structures
  • Experience working on a game from prototype through to launch
  • Highly skilled communication, both verbally and digitally, to different disciplines within the studio as well as external partners
  • Ability to give as well as embrace constructive feedback and iterate efficiently
  • Experience supporting an inclusive culture on a diverse team

  • About Timbre Games:   
    Timbre Games are headed up by industry veterans in beautiful Vancouver, BC. Our experience stretches through mobile to AAA (think Gears of War, the Sims, SSX, FIFA, Age of Empires, among others!). We’re excited to build a ‘playoff ready’ studio that is centered on creativity, humour and diversity. We can’t wait to share our first project that we’re secretly working away on, and we welcome your application with open arms as we grow a world-class studio here in Canada!    


    ·        Competitive salary & benefits   
    ·        Annual bonus & RRSP matching    
    ·        20 days paid vacation, plus Christmas week off   
    ·        Remote / Work from home / Flexible hours   
    ·        Open door policy with direct access to leadership   
    ·        Industry veterans with a wealth of knowledge to share  
    Timbre Game’s Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion   
    Timbre recognizes the importance of creating an environment where all our employees feel included and empowered. We believe that culture drives creative, we value each employee’s unique experiences and perspectives across our company and recognize that it is both the smart and right thing to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion within our organization.   

    By diversifying our workforce, increasing equality, and ensuring that our individual differences are valued, we are better able to deliver an experience that reflects, inspires, and connects with our audience... because games are for everyone!   
    We Welcome ALL to Apply!
    At Timbre Games, we believe that 'Culture drives Creative' and we celebrate all backgrounds and attributes that make us unique and amazing - in this world and the ones we create! If you are excited about what we’re building at Timbre Games, we want to hear from you, even if you don’t think you check all the boxes!  

    Get in touch to explore the possibilities!   

    Please upload a link to your portfolio/github for us to review if applicable!

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