Life at Pixelberry

Pixelberry is a studio in Mountain View, CA dedicated to creating games with heart. Many members of our team have worked together in the mobile space for over a decade. We're 5 for 5 in developing Top 100 games that blend addictive design with compelling narrative gameplay.

Through our Top 10 title High School Story, we've partnered with leading nonprofits to tackle teen issues like cyberbullying and eating disorders in our storylines, donating $350,000 to The Cybersmile Foundation in the process. Our current focus is Choices: Stories You Play, a digital storytelling platform that's landed us in the Top 25.

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
  • 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 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 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 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