Writer

Belfast / Remote

Job Type

Freelance (Full-time, 8-12 months)

Summary

Ambertail Games is an independent games studio based in the heart of Belfast, Northern Ireland. We’re looking for a talented Game Writer to help us make Amber Isle's story and characters shine and truly stand out among other life sim games. As a part of our small team, you’ll become a key member in crafting what we hope will be something extraordinary.


Working with our Creative Director, you will be responsible for the majority of text in the game - be it short descriptions for items, or extensive and emotionally charged character questlines. A lot of narrative preparation is already in place, but there is plenty of opportunity for creative expression.


Our ideal candidate is passionate, self-motivated, and great at collaborating as part of the creative team. If you’re passionate about stories, and most importantly words that make up emotional experiences, this could be the role for you!

Responsibilities

  • Writing dialogue for 48 diverse characters and hundreds of variations depending on conditions such as time of day, questline progression, and more

  • Writing emotional personal questlines for each character

  • Writing small bits of text like item descriptions, logs, crafting recipes, and more

Experience & Skills

Requirements:

  • Masterful command of dialogue writing and character development

  • Good grasp on distinct speaking styles, different dialects and language patterns

  • A portfolio featuring character-focused writing is necessary

  • Good communication, interpersonal and organisation skills.

  • Ability to self-manage tasks and priorities.

  • Ability to work efficiently and be proactive with time management.

  • Practical organisation skills and the ability to follow established conventions.

  • A great team player, willing to work collaboratively and receive feedback or guidance from the rest of the team.


Nice to Have:

  • Knowledge of dinosaurs and paleo community

  • Familiarity with the genre of casual management and life simulator games (Animal Crossing is a great example)

  • Experience in writing for interactive mediums is a massive plus but not a deal-breaker

Life at Ambertail

Ambertail Games prides itself on being an enthusiastic yet small studio, which allows us to invest much more into each team member. We aim to create an open and collaborative environment, and we believe that our team creates the best work when they have a range of perspectives and experiences to draw from. We want everyone on the team to feel that they’ve left their mark on the world of Amber Isle!


We’re advocates for a healthy work-life balance. We are firmly against crunch culture and believe that our team creates their best work when well-rested, relaxed and respected!


This is a full-time freelance contract expected to last 8-12 months, starting in December 2022/January 2023. You’ll be based either in our Belfast office, fully remote, or a mix of both.


This role is open to international applicants, but UK/EU/Eastern US time zones are preferable to align with our working hours.


We welcome and encourage applications from qualified candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief.

How to Apply

To apply, visit the application form below, selecting the ‘Writer (Nov 2022)’ role.

You will need the following materials on hand:

  1. A copy of your CV/Resume

  2. Your portfolio, demonstrating examples of character and dialogue work

P.S: If you read the requirements and feel like you're almost there, or maybe you aren’t super confident or are prone to imposter syndrome and a voice is telling you to walk away - please apply anyway. None of us here are perfect geniuses or have it together 100% - we’re all just doing the best job we can, and I’m confident you can do that too.