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Lead Narrative Designer

EUROPE · Full-time

About The Position

About The Sandbox

The Sandbox is a metaverse, a virtual world where players can build, own and monetize their own voxel gaming experiences on the Ethereum blockchain, using NFTs and our main utility token $SAND.

We are building a deeply immersive gaming virtual world metaverse where creators get the chance to make games next to gaming giants and brands such as Snoop Dogg, The Walking Dead, The Smurfs and more.

The Sandbox Alpha Season 1 was released in November 2021 and was a great success. New Alpha Seasons will be released regularly in 2022.

The Sandbox has more than 1,5 million accounts created and is a leading protagonist in the Web3, Metaverse and blockchain gaming industry.

Website : https://www.sandbox.game

Get more details : https://sandboxgame.gitbook.io


About The Role

We are seeking a talented, enthusiastic and creative individual with demonstrable Narrative Design experience to join our Narrative Design team. 

As a Lead Narrative Designer, the job requires collaborating and guiding other Narrative Team members to come up the most engaging Narrative driven solutions to support The Sandbox business across Games / Experience production, Live-Ops, Marketing, Business Development and the wider business. 

The Lead Narrative Designer will work closely with other cross-functional team leads and PMs to deliver compelling narrative designs that will drive the desire of players to engage further inside The Sandbox game platform.


Main Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with the Game Producers, Game Design, Level Design and Artists teams assigned onto each individual game experience, to ensure the correct narrative vision is delivered in-line with the IP’s expectations and your vision.
  • Work with the Level Design team, testing all the Levels they produce and providing feedback and various insights to create richer/more interesting immersive game experiences.
  • Work with Game Producers to ensure the best possible quality of the narrative content and communicate the narrative progression in each project. 
  • Write Pitches and collaborate on GDD documents to define IP / Branded Games and Experiences in The Sandbox.
  • Learn the specifics of The Sandbox creation tools: VoxEdit and Game Maker, to be familiar with their constraints and adapt your concepts to the technical feasibility.
  • Provide advisory services and suggest improvements for The Sandbox Game Maker tool based on your experience.
  • Give clear directions and instructions to both team members and stakeholders with regards to external factors, to enable them carry out their duties effectively.
  • Assist in the creation and shaping and effective team by ensuring it is fully resourced, a manageable size, and contains a good mix of skill-set levels.
  • Empower your team members with clear expectations and hold them accountable for their key results.
  • Provide your team members with ongoing and meaningful feedback on performance and development, ensuring positive acknowledgement of all achievements,big and small.
  • Analyze the performance of your levels and main KPIs to identify the best opportunities for optimization, and regularly iterate to maximize performance.
  • Supporting your manager in any ad hoc tasks and duties.

Requirements

  • A minimum of 4-5 years' experience working as a Senior or Lead Game Designer/Narrative Designer.
  • Expert knowledge of Narrative Design and how story-telling relates to Game Design.
  • You enjoy writing and designing with others.
  • Be across and keep up to date the latest trends in metaverse experience / game design.
  • Passionate about Gaming, Blockchain, NFT’s, UGC, Play-to-Earn.
  • Can ensure IP brand guidelines and values are adhered to.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills ­capable of building strong working relationships with stakeholders at all levels
  • Excellent written and spoken English.
  • French or Spanish is a plus.
  • A self-motivated attitude.


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