Senior Writer / Narrative Designer

Timonium, MD
Posted 2 weeks ago

Oxide Games is currently seeking a full-time Writer / Narrative Designer to join our expanding team of industry veterans for work on a AAA title published by Microsoft. The ideal candidate as a keen ear for dialogue, has written professionally for at least one shipped AAA title, and excels at creating tutorial text and gameplay mechanic descriptions.



  • Generate in-game dialogue and supporting narrative content for various game systems
  • Establish the voice and tone of the world, and game and propose and develop ways to present this to the player
  • Work with the creative leads to brainstorm creative ways to encapsulate the game’s core mechanics through story and narrative
  • Research and write engaging reports on historical data points
  • Create, maintain, and own all tutorial, dialogue, and in-game text
  • Develop the game manual and help maintain wiki text and other player-facing text
  • Generate VO scripts and assist Audio Director in casting of actors
  • Assist in creation of in-game gameplay content



  • 5+ years as a Writer in the games industry
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and strong interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of contemporary gameplay and narrative design and industry trends
  • Ability to create and maintain a consistent tone for the game and characters within
  • Skills and experience to quickly turn around feedback-based revisions
  • Willing and eager to work with a proprietary engine and support its future development
  • A positive, solution-oriented attitude, and a desire to be a team player
  • Basic knowledge of markup languages, such as XML
  • Candidate must provide an existing writing sample of their work for evaluation


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