MMORPG Content Writer
Mechanist Games | Xiamen Fujian CHN | Full Time, Part Time | Posted: 12/07/2012
Our international development team is made up of enthusiastic members from China, New Zealand, Ireland, the United States, Canada and other regions around the world. The multicultural workplace at Mechanist Games is an ideal environment for personal growth and professional innovation. We have an entertaining and dynamic work environment, learn new things daily, and have plenty of good laughs!
As we are dedicated gamers ourselves, we want to develop games with integrity and hope that this passion manifests itself in the games we create.
Already years in development, our first game, City of Steam, evokes an industrial age fantasy set in a mechanical world during an industrial revolution where the boundaries between science and magic have begun to blur, where humanoid steam toilers patrol the streets and leviathan airships float just above the rooftops.
The game is based on The New Epoch, a series of table-top game books written by David Lindsay, co-founder of JW Games and currently our General Manager/Lead Designer. For more information, check out the City of Steam official site.
Currently, we are focusing on City of Steam and continually improving, adding features, fixing bugs, writing up quests and lore, and creating hundreds of dungeons in anticipation for a beta release in the near future.
The Content Writer will produce NPC dialogue, player responses, and quest descriptions using in-house tools. They will work closely with other members of the Design department to ensure that dialogue and quest logic work smoothly in-game. They will assist Design with developing new content ideas, including new quest lines.
I. Quickly learn the ins and outs of a complex game setting, a large cast of characters, and specialized vocabulary
II. Write in-game content, including character dialogue and quest descriptions, using in-house tools
III. Edit existing content to ensure consistent tone, quality, and in-game functionality
IV. Assist other Design team members with content development tasks, including new quest lines, non-dialogue text, and art/GUI assets.
I. Excellent English reading and writing skills
II. Ability to take direction and criticism
III. Proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite (primarily Word and Excel)
IV. A working familiarity with contemporary single-player and massively multiplayer RPGs. Familiarity with other video game genres, tabletop RPGs, and SF/fantasy/steampunk genre fiction is a definite plus.
V. Bachelor's degree or coursework in English, Journalism, Literature, or a related field.
VI. Previous work experience with creative writing, journalism, copywriting, or editing. Sample required; portfolio preferred; game modification experience a plus.
VII. Understanding of basic narrative structure and flow.
VIII. Ability to prioritize and work under multiple deadlines both independently and with a team.
IX. A grasp of basic Chinese, at least enough to conduct short conversations.
If you are experienced in Game Design, but can not manage to work in China, please make a note in your email, we also have REMOTE positions!
This job listing originated on Gamasutra.com, the game industry's leader.
|Location||Xiamen, Fujian, China|
|Categories||Writer / Scriptwriter|
|Platforms||Browser Based Games|
|Contact Name||Vanessa Lu|
|How to apply||Applications are no longer accepted for this job posting.|