Life at Pixelberry

Pixelberry is a studio in Mountain View, CA dedicated to creating story games with heart. Many members of our team have worked together in the mobile space for over a decade. Our Top 25 app, Choices: Stories You Play, is a narrative game played by millions of players around the world.

None of this would be possible without a tight-knit team of eager, passionate, and talented minds. At Pixelberry, we do what we love, and we love what we get to do. The entire company laughs through lunch together daily, lines up for movie field trips on opening day, and plays board games late into the night. And the first time you get a thank-you message from a troubled teen player or their mother telling you that your game literally saved their life, you’ll know that you haven’t just found a job. You’ve found a purpose.

Other perks

  • Relaxed, open office environment
  • Free food and snacks
  • Work from home Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Board game nights, movie field trips, and murder mystery parties!
  • That warm fuzzy feeling that you’re not just making a difference at a company, but in the lives of people all over the world

OPEN Positions


Junior 2D Artist (On-Site)

We’re looking for a 2D painter to support our hit mobile game, Choices: Stories You Play. The artist will be productive and flexible accomplishing a range of tasks in a fast-paced, team-collaborative studio. This is an on-site, full-time position. Pay rate is competitive.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Choices’ interactive novels include a variety of genres such as romance, sci-fi, fantasy, horror/mystery in styles from illustrated realism, cartoon to anime. You will be assisting the art team in the rendering and post-rendering process with in-game assets. Additionally, you will be involved in other creative disciplines such as FX animations and promotional art.

requirements

  • Proficient in Photoshop as a painter and image manipulator
  • Trained in fundamental character animation skills
  • Proficient in Illustrator, creating vector art assets
  • Able to provide solid art assets while meeting strict deadlines
  • An enthusiastic and flexible team player who can multitask and is willing to learn and improve
  • Good communication skills are a must
  • Highly organized

POSITIVES

  • Competent in multiple art styles such as illustrated realism, anime, cartoon, etc.
  • Knowledge of fashion and how to create stylish and attractive outfits

MATERIALS REQUESTED

  • A cover letter indicating why you’re interested in the position
  • A current resume highlighting relevant and educational experience
  • Your portfolio: Only digital formats such as a website, blog or online album are accepted. Physical media will not be considered
  • An art test might be required if the work presented doesn’t adequately demonstrate a similar style to Choices

Submit materials to Howard at this link: https://pixelberry-studios.workable.com/jobs/607825

Candidates without all the above materials will not be considered


Senior 2D Artist (On-Site)

We’re looking for a veteran 2D painter to support our hit mobile game, Choices: Stories You Play. The ideal candidate will be highly flexible and able to work in a creative, fast-paced, team-collaborating environment, delivering in-game art assets as well as promotional and cinematic illustrations. This is an on-site, full-time position. Pay rate is competitive.

RESPONSIBILITES

Together with your fellow artists, you will be working closely with multiple teams of writers and producers to materialize characters and environment art for Choices interactive books in a variety of genres such as romance, sci-fi, fantasy, and horror/mystery; renders would also cover a variety of styles such as illustrated realism, cartoon, or anime. You would also be assigned as the art lead of a couple books, responsible for tracking and polishing assets.

Other responsibilities include creating promotional and cover illustrations that will give you the opportunity to paint your heart out.

requirements

  • 5+ years as a 2D painter
  • An expert in Photoshop, both as a painter and as an image manipulator
  • Proficient in Illustrator
  • Possesses a good understanding of lighting, color, forms and composition
  • Able to create multiple concept iterations of the same spec, while working within design constraints
  • Able to paint anatomically correct humans and animals from different angles as well as bring out personality through subtle facial features or body posture
  • Able to paint natural skins, hair, fabrics, etc.
  • Well-versed in a variety of art styles such as illustrated-realism, anime, cartoon, etc.
  • Able to provide solid art assets while meeting strict deadlines
  • A great team player who can both take the lead and be led by others
  • Good communication skills are a must
  • Energetic and enthusiastic
  • Highly organized

POSITIVES

  • Familiarity with all Adobe Creative Suite applications, such as Flash and After Effects
  • Familiarity with 3D capabilities in Maya, Max, or Zbrush, etc.
  • Knowledge of fashion and how to create stylish and attractive outfits

MATERIALS REQUESTED

  • A cover letter indicating why you’re interested in the position
  • A current resume highlighting relevant and educational experience
  • Your portfolio: Only digital formats such as a website, blog or online album are accepted. Physical media will not be considered
  • An art test might be required if the work presented doesn’t adequately demonstrate a similar style to Choices

Submit materials to Howard at this link: https://pixelberry-studios.workable.com/jobs/607820

Candidates without all the above materials will not be considered.

Location: Mountain View, CA


External Script Writer (Contract, Off-Site)

We are looking for writers to work on contract, delivering content for our hit mobile game “Choices: Stories You Play.” The content will come in the form of scripts that include dialogue, descriptions of action, and branching narratives based on player choices. Payment will come on delivery of chapters (approximately 5000 words each) with bonuses upon hitting certain milestones. Pay rate is competitive.

RESPONSIBILITIES

You will be working with an editor to deliver high-quality interactive narrative content for the game “Choices: Stories You Play” in the form of game scripts. You’ll be provided with some general training and samples of our formatting, as well as a detailed outline for the content you’ll be writing. You’ll receive feedback on each chapter you complete and revise as necessary, with the expectation of one round of revisions. You’ll also keep track of story elements like characters and locations and write short descriptions for how you envision them for us to give to our art team.

requirements

Our ideal candidate creates stories with interesting characters and compelling narratives, is able to follow the established style and tone of our games, and can write from a variety of perspectives. Additionally, candidates should be able to accept and incorporate feedback, adapt writing to meet requirements, and consistently meet deadlines. Excellent copywriting and editing skills are a must.

We are only interested in writers who have at least one professional writing credit. This can be a published book, a purchased screenplay, work on a released video game, etc.

This is an external contractor position, not full-time employment. The work will be done remotely, off-site.

MATERIALS REQUESTED

  • A cover letter, indicating why you’re interested in the position. In this letter, please state the top three genres you would be interested in writing for Choices; we strongly encourage you to play a few chapters of Choices to get a feel for the kind of stories we tell.
  • A current resume, highlighting writing and educational experience.
  • A writing sample (short story, script, or game writing). We prefer fictional samples of writing that showcase friendship and romance. If you have more than one applicable sample, you can send more than one.

Submit all materials to Andrew at this link: https://pixelberry-studios.workable.com/jobs/608771

Candidates without all required materials will not be considered

We encourage you to download and play Choices: Stories You Play, High School Story, and Hollywood U (available on iOS, Android, and Kindle) to get a feel for the type of work our studio does.


Senior UX Designer (On-Site)

We are looking for exceptional people to join our team. We have a lot of great ideas to pursue but want to grow slowly to keep our culture and team values intact. We’ve leveraged the success of our games to talk to millions of people about serious topics, like cyberbullying and eating disorders. Pixelberry has proven that innovative game design, commercial success, and making a difference in people's lives can all go hand in hand.

THIS JOB IS DIFFERENT

  • Feel good about what you do. Our game has literally saved lives.
  • Learn about the business side of mobile games. Our team is 5 for 5 in launching games into the Top Grossing 100.
  • Enjoy a good work/life balance. The three founders all have young children and take a long term view on company growth.
  • Enjoy your teammates. We’re a small, tight group that enjoys each other’s company. Many of the team members have worked with each other for seven or more years. We have two married couples who met via the studio and are still here at Pixelberry.

WHAT YOU'LL BE DOING

As a UX designer, you’ll work closely with a team of talented individuals across several disciplines within our organization to expand and develop new features for Choices: Stories You Play, our latest mobile game.

You will be part of the Choices storefront team where you’ll collaborate with game designers, visual designers and engineers to create the best possible storefront experience. The focus of this position will be on user facing systems design as well as internal tools development.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Turn your ideas into experiences that come to life on mobile
  • Design, plan and drive UX of key features and systems for exciting projects
  • Wireframes and app flow layouts
  • Prototype and conduct usability tests
  • Document and communicate designs to other teams
  • Rapidly iterate on designs between cross functional design constraints

REquirements

  • At least 5 years professional experience in a UX Design role.
  • Strong grasp of modern app design patterns
  • Experience building interactive prototypes
  • Excellent understanding of mobile responsive design best practices
  • Ability to gather and understand product requirements and work within technical constraints
  • Ability to work directly with multiple teams to guide implementation and realization of design
  • Impeccable attention to detail
  • A great attitude and desire to work in a team environment

POSITIVES

  • Experience in the mobile gaming industry
  • Strong familiarity with F2P models
  • Excellent visual design skills
  • Expertise with Photoshop, Sketch, Invision and Omni or equivalent software

MATERIALS REQUESTED

  • Cover letter, indicating why you are interested in the position.
  • A current resume, highlighting design and game related experience
  • A portfolio showcasing your most recent work. Please include examples of mobile app design and/or game design. We are not considering web design portfolios.

Submit all materials to Ashley at this link: https://pixelberry-studios.workable.com/jobs/607831

Candidates without the above materials will not be considered.

Location: Mountain View, CA


Social Media and Community Manager (On-Site)

We're looking for a skilled Social Media and Community Manager to help boost Pixelberry's brand across various platforms in innovative ways while supporting a growing player community. This is an on-site, full-time position. Pay is hourly and based on experience. 

You will be working on the Community Management team to foster a positive and engaged player community, with a focus on our newest game, Choices: Stories You Play. In this position, you will be expected to oversee and implement social media postings and strategies, and act as a key point of contact between the online fan community and Pixelberry. In addition, you will assist in communication between Community Management and other studio teams. This position involves social media strategizing, writing, customer service, and graphic design work. Given our small studio format, the ability to adapt and learn new skills is a must.

REQUIREMENTS

Our ideal candidate approaches social media with both a professional and creative eye, while staying on top of current pop culture and online trends. In addition, candidates should be able to readily receive feedback, promote communication between teams, and quickly assess social media landscapes.

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • 1+ years of experience in customer service
  • 1+ years of experience in professional social media management
  • 3+ years of experience planning and creating consistent online content (blogs, social media brands, and other public-facing content)
  • Proficient in utilizing social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube) to maximize impact and reach
  • Skilled in Photoshop, Adobe Premiere, Google Docs, and Excel
  • Excellent writing, editing, and communication skills
  • Attention to detail and ability to handle sensitive situations

POSITIVES

  • Major in English, Communications, Marketing, Graphic Design, or related fields
  • Technical proficiency (some computer science coursework)
  • Skilled in graphic design, video editing, and other forms of content creation
  • Experience with community moderation in an online environment
  • Experience with both online and offline event planning
  • Knowledge of and passion for the gaming industry, specifically mobile games

MATERIALS REQUESTED

  • A cover letter indicating why you're interested in the position
  • A current resume highlighting educational background and relevant work experience
  • A link to your social media portfolio, including professional accounts and individual content samples demonstrating your social media management experience

Submit all materials at this link: https://pixelberry-studios.workable.com/jobs/606370

We encourage you to download and play Choices: Stories You Play, High School Story, and Hollywood U (available on iOS and Android) to get a feel for the type of work our studio does.

Location: Mountain View, CA

Candidates without all the above materials will not be considered.


Entry Level Art Producer (On-site)

We’re looking for an entry level art producer to assist the Product Leads and Senior Writers on our staff as we produce content for Choices: Stories You Play. With weekly releases to coordinate across several interactive books, the candidate should be comfortable working in a fast-paced, highly creative startup environment. The ideal candidate for this role is a highly-organized individual, interested in mobile gaming with a keen eye for artistic details. This is an on-site, full-time position that requires at least 40 hours per week. Pay rate is competitive.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Create art requests that are in line with the genre of the product (Knowledge of fashion trends is a plus)
  • Work as a point of contact between the Product Lead and the art team
  • Task external art vendors to create background, characters, and clothing
  • Find reference images based on writer suggestions
  • Provide art feedback at all stages to make sure the finished product hits the right quality bar and is consistent with other assets
  • Curate all art resources; organize spreadsheets, keep track of everything in the pipeline
  • Assist artists with art polish approval

REQUIREMENTS

  • Good communication skills are a must (Candidate must understand the vocabulary of both the writing team and the art team)
  • Highly organized
  • Energetic and enthusiastic
  • Self-starter
  • Basic understanding of art fundamentals (You've taken a few art or drawing courses)
  • Comfortable working with spreadsheets (Google Docs, Excel)
  • Photoshop

POSITIVES

  • In-depth knowledge of art fundamentals and current fashion trends
  • Prior game-making experience (either professionally or in an academic setting)

MATERIALS REQUESTED

  • A cover letter indicating why you’re interested in the position
  • A current resume highlighting relevant and educational experience

Submit all materials to Stella at this link: https://pixelberry-studios.workable.com/jobs/603868

Candidates without all the above materials will not be considered.

Location: Mountain View, CA


Entry Level Technical Producer (On-site)

We’re looking for an entry level technical producer to assist our staff as we produce content for Choices: Stories You Play, a hit narrative-based game. With weekly releases to coordinate across several interactive books, the candidate should be comfortable working in a fast-paced, highly creative startup environment. This is an on-site, full-time position that requires at least 40 hours per week. Pay rate is competitive.

RESPONISBILITIES

  • Performing technical entry and configuring files
  • Light scripting of game economy and design flow
  • Managing the schedule, including elements needed for creating and releasing a Book and weekly chapters
  • Creating internal documentation

REQUIREMENTS

  • Some familiarity with coding (you've taken a few CS courses)
  • Good communication skills are a must
  • Highly organized
  • Energetic and enthusiastic
  • Comfortable working with spreadsheets (Google Docs, Excel)

POSITIVES

  • Experience working in a team setting
  • Prior game-making experience (either professionally or in an academic setting)
  • Experience with Photoshop or similar

MATERIALS REQUESTED

  • A cover letter indicating why you’re interested in the position.
  • A current resume highlighting relevant and educational experience.

Submit all materials to Steve at this link: https://pixelberry-studios.workable.com/jobs/603852

Candidates without all the above materials will not be considered

Location: Mountain View, CA


Game Designer (On-Site)

We are looking for exceptional people to join our team. We have a lot of great ideas to pursue but want to grow slowly to keep our culture and team values intact.  We’ve leveraged the success of our games to talk to millions of people about serious topics, like cyberbullying and eating disorders. Pixelberry has proven that innovative game design, commercial success, and making a difference in people's lives can all go hand in hand.

This Job is Different

  • Feel good about what you do. Our game has literally saved lives.
  • Learn about the business side of mobile games. Our team is 5 for 5 in launching games into the Top Grossing 100.
  • Enjoy a good work/life balance. The three founders all have young children and take a long term view on company growth.
  • Enjoy your teammates. We’re a small, tight group that enjoys each other’s company. Many of the team members have worked with each other for seven or more years. We have two married couples who met via the studio and are still here at Pixelberry.

What You'll be Doing

As a game designer, you’ll work closely with a team of talented individuals across several disciplines within our organization to expand and develop new features for Choices: Stories You Play, our latest mobile game.

Your primary responsibilities will involve owning specific features within the Choices storefront. This can range from design of player progression, reward systems, messaging system, IAP store system, data models etc. You will touch upon all aspects of production, from ideation of features to finalizing in-game implementation of those ideas. You’ll apply rigorous critical thinking skills as you design tweak and optimize the player experience.

Key Responsibilities

  • Transform high level concepts into fully formed game features
  • Engage in the ideation process and produce pitches and prototypes for new features
  • Build wireframes and app flow layouts
  • Document and communicate designs to other teams
  • Collaborate with designers, artists, and developers to implement your designs
  • Monitor and improve existing features based on data driven performance analysis

Requirements

  • Strong grasp of modern app design patterns
  • Experience writing clear and concise specs, user flows, and feature documentation
  • Ability to gather and understand product requirements and work within technical constraints
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • A keen sense of visual and usability design
  • A great attitude and desire to work in a team environment

Positives

  • Strong affinity for casual games on mobile.
  • Familiarity with narrative based game design.
  • Experience with balancing game economy
  • Experience with A/B testing methodology
  • Experience with Photoshop, Sketch, and Omni or equivalent software

Materials Requested

  • Cover letter, indicating why you are interested in the position.
  • A current resume, highlighting design and game related experience
  • A portfolio showcasing your most recent work.

Submit all materials at this linkhttps://pixelberry-studios.workable.com/jobs/597064

Candidates without all the above materials will not be considered.

Location: Mountain View, CA

  


Engineering Manager (On-Site)

We are looking for a talented Engineering Manager to lead development at Pixelberry for our hit mobile game “Choices: Stories You Play.” You'll work with the best interactive fiction game team in the industry, with the many on the team working together for over 10 years.

You would be responsible for the development team delivering performant, well built, stable features to players across the world. You would lead projects by architecting features, managing their development and testing, and getting them shipped. Projects will span the whole stack - from front end client work in C++ to back end services built in Java on AWS. In addition to the technology, you would manage developers and handle hiring to grow your team, while maintaining best practices of unit testing, CI, code reviews, etc.; A portion of your time will be reserved for development - we believe this is a good way to know what's happening on the ground.

You would be working with a highly seasoned team, one that believes in delivering category leading product that touches millions. We’ve leveraged the success of our game to teach millions of teens about serious topics, like cyberbullying. We believe that innovative game design, commercial success, and making a difference all go hand in hand.

We are based in Mountain View, CA. This position is an on-site, full time position.

REsponsibilities

  • Lead a small, tight development team in software development
  • Contribute throughout the whole lifecycle of shipping fun, innovative features played by millions
  • Oversee technical design for native client and cloud services
  • Architect scaleable services in AWS
  • Code native applications for iOS and Android
  • Research new technologies and create roadmaps for future capabilities
  • Work closely with founding team in planning for the future

Requirements

  • 7 years+ of software engineering experience
  • 2 years+ of experience in the games industry
  • 2 years+ of management experience
  • A passion to work on games
  • Firm grasp of modern best practices for software development, including agile methodologies, unit testing, etc.;
  • Expert level understanding of Java and C++

BENEFITS

  • Competitive salary
  • Strong health insurance
  • Love what you do

This Job is Different

  • Feel good about what you do. Our game has literally saved lives
  • Learn about the business side of mobile games. Our team is 3 for 3 in launching games into the Top 25 Grossing on iOS
  • Good work/life balance. All three founders have families with young children and take a long term view on company growth
  • Enjoy good company. We’re a small, tight team that enjoys each other’s company. Two couples actually met via the studio and got married

How to Apply


Senior game writer (on-site)

Pixelberry Studios is looking for talented, experienced senior writers to lead content for our hit mobile game “Choices: Stories You Play.” You'll work with the best interactive fiction writing team in the industry, craft characters, plots, and series concepts, and see your writing come to life in the game. This is an on-site position with benefits that requires at least 40 hours per week. Pay rate is competitive, depending on experience and hourly with the option of paid overtime.

Our ideal candidate creates stories with interesting characters and compelling narratives, is able to follow the established style and tone of our games, and can write from a variety of perspectives. Additionally, candidates should be able to adapt writing to meet requirements, and consistently meet deadlines. Excellent copywriting and editing skills are a must.

responsibilites

You would lead a team to deliver high-quality interactive narrative content for the game “Choices: Stories You Play.” This position involves leading brainstorms, outlining, reviewing outlines to ensure cohesiveness of storytelling, hands-on writing, extensive editorial work, game testing, and collaboration. You'll also work with an art producer to ensure the vision and quality of the final product, and give feedback to artists.

Requirements

  • At least one professional writing credit. This can be a published book, a purchased screenplay, work on a released video game, etc.
  • 5+ years of relevant work experience.
  • Experience working creatively and collaboratively with a team.
  • Experience with revision, incorporating feedback, and giving constructive feedback.

Plusses

  • Leadership or management experience.
  • Major in English, specifically creative writing.
  • Knowledge about and passion for the gaming industry, specifically the mobile narrative gaming space.
  • Passion for a specific genre of writing, i.e. Romance, Fantasy, Adventure.
  • Technical proficiency (some computer science coursework or knowledge).

Materials requested

  • A cover letter, indicating why you’re interested in the position. In this letter, please state the top three genres you would be interested in writing for Choices; we strongly encourage you to play a few chapters of Choices to get a feel for the kind of stories we tell. Please include if you're able to be on-site in Mountain View, CA.
  • A current resume, highlighting writing or editing work and educational experience.
  • A writing sample (short story, script, or game writing). We prefer fictional samples of writing that showcase friendship and romance. If you have more than one applicable sample, you can send more than one.

Submit all materials to Max at this link: https://pixelberry-studios.workable.com/jobs/562648

Candidates without all the above materials will not be considered.

Location: Mountain View, CA

Keywords: senior, game writer, writing, mobile games, iOS, Android


Product Manager (On-site)

Pixelberry Studios is a rapidly growing developer of story-driven mobile games. We’ve had a lot of commercial success -- our first three releases have made the Top Grossing charts -- but we also try hard to make a positive difference in our players’ lives and the world at large. For instance, we’ve promoted special content in our games to raise money and awareness for nonprofits like the Cybersmile Foundation and the National Eating Disorders Association. We think games can and should be a powerful force for good, and our company culture reflects that mindset.

We’re looking for a talented Product Manager to help us make data-driven improvements to our newest Top 20 Grossing mobile game, Choices: Stories You Play. This is an on-site, full-time position. Pay rate is between $90,000 to $125,000, based on experience. The ideal candidate will possess:

  • The intellectual curiosity necessary to research a product and ask the right questions about how to improve it;
  • A love for developing intuitive hypotheses of usage and gameplay to answer those questions;
  • The scientific chops to develop and execute tests of those hypotheses;
  • The design knowledge and communications ability to make product recommendations based on those results;  
  • A love of games, interactive entertainment, and fiction;
  • A penchant for learning quickly and adopting new roles as circumstances require;
  • And, most importantly, the ability to thrive as part of a very close and very diverse team.

A successful applicant will quickly see why members of the Pixelberry family tend to stick around for the long haul. We all work from home two days a week. We get awesome health insurance and free meals. Our office is a two-minute walk from the San Antonio Caltrain station in Mountain View. Finally, our co-founders are among the most experienced and successful team leaders in the entire mobile games industry, meaning that there is no better place to learn and grow.

Requirements

  • At least 3 years of experience in a Product Management or Analyst role at a mobile-first tech company (ideally mobile games)
  • Fluent in Excel and Google Docs for Work
  • Extensive management of A/B tests and experiments
  • Intermediate or better SQL
  • BA or BS degree (ideally in a quantitative or social scientific field)

Plusses

  • Expertise in Game Design and/or User Experience Design
  • Familiarity with survey research and/or focus group testing
  • Experience with fiction, television, and/or film writing or production, particularly in Young Adult or female-focused genres

Materials Requested

  • A current resume highlighting relevant and educational experience.
  • Please put your resume into the body of an email (no attachments) with the subject line 'Product Manager - [Your Name]'.

Submit all materials to Steve at palley@pixelberrystudios.com.

Location: Mountain View, Ca 


Junior game writer (on-site)

We are offering an entry-level “Junior Game Writer” position for our latest game, Choices: Stories You Play, at our Mountain View office. This is an on-site position with benefits that requires at least 40 hours per week. Pay rate is competitive, depending on experience, with the option of paid overtime (overtime is 1.5 x the hourly rate per hour).

    Job Description and Responsibilities

    You will be working with a team of writers to deliver weekly, quality content to our story-based apps. This position involves creative writing, extensive editorial work, game testing, and some social media networking as well as other more technical or artistic tasks. Given our small-studio format, you might find yourself wearing a variety of hats; candidates should be open and eager to work in several roles and learn new skills.

    Requirements

    Our ideal candidate writes stories with interesting characters and compelling narratives, is able to follow the established style and tone of our games, and can write from a variety of perspectives. Additionally, candidates should be able to receive frequent feedback, adapt writing to meet requirements, and consistently meet tight deadlines. Excellent copywriting and editing skills are a must. 

    Plusses

    1. Major in English, specifically creative writing.
    2. Technical proficiency (some computer science coursework).
    3. Knowledge about and passion for the gaming industry, specifically the mobile gaming space.
    4. Familiarity making posts on Facebook, Twitter, and tumblr.
    5. Familiarity with Photoshop, Pixelmator, or other photo-editing software.
    6. Understanding of current high school trends and pop culture.

    Materials Requested

    1. A cover letter, indicating why you’re interested in the position.
    2. A current resume, highlighting writing and educational experience.
    3. A writing sample (short story, script, or game writing). We prefer fictional samples of writing that showcase friendship and romance. If you have more than one applicable sample, you can send more than one.

    Submit all materials to Chelsa at this link: https://pixelberry-studios.workable.com/jobs/510064

    We encourage you to download and play Choices: Stories You Play, High School Story, and Hollywood U (available on iOS and Android) to get a feel for the type of work our studio does.

    Location: Mountain View, CA

    Keywords: entry level, entry-level, junior, game writer, writing, mobile games, iOS, Android 


    remote game writer (contract, off-site)

    We are looking for writers to work on contract, delivering content for our hit mobile game “Choices: Stories You Play.” You'll brainstorm with the team, craft characters, plots, and series concepts, and see your writing come to life in the game. Pay is hourly and based on experience.

    JOB DESCRIPTION AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    You will be working remotely with a team to deliver high-quality interactive narrative content for the game “Choices: Stories You Play” in the form of game scripts. This position involves creative writing, extensive editorial work, game testing, and collaboration.

    On-site training: Writers will come to our Mountain View office for 3 months of creative and technical training.

    REQUIREMENTS

    Our ideal candidate creates stories with interesting characters and compelling narratives, is able to follow the established style and tone of our games, and can write from a variety of perspectives. Additionally, candidates should be able to accept and incorporate feedback, adapt writing to meet requirements, and consistently meet deadlines. Excellent copywriting and editing skills are a must.

    This is an external contractor position, not full-time employment. The work will be done remotely, off-site. There will typically be between 40 to 50 hours of work each week. Overtime rates will apply over 40 hours per week. You will be expected to frequently attend video conference calls for brainstorming, training, and weekly writer syncs. Pay is competitive.

    PLUSSES

    • Major in English, specifically creative writing.
    • Knowledge about and passion for the gaming industry, specifically the mobile narrative gaming space.
    • Understanding of current trends and pop culture.
    • Passion for a specific genre of writing, i.e. Romance, Fantasy, Adventure.
    • Technical proficiency (some computer science coursework).

    MATERIALS REQUESTED

    1. A cover letter, indicating why you’re interested in the position. In this letter, please state the top three genres you would be interested in writing for Choices.
    2. A current resume, highlighting writing and educational experience.
    3. A writing sample (short story, script, or game writing). We prefer fictional samples of writing that showcase friendship and romance. If you have more than one applicable sample, you can send more than one. We strongly encourage you to play a few chapters of Choices to get a feel for the kind of stories we tell.

    Submit all materials to Owen at this link: https://pixelberry-studios.workable.com/jobs/510075

    We encourage you to download and play Choices: Stories You Play, High School Story, and Hollywood U (available on iOS and Android) to get a feel for the type of work our studio does.

      

    Keywords: external, contract, game writer, writing, mobile games, iOS, Android