Writer (Don't Starve Together)

Location: Vancouver, BC

Klei Entertainment is seeking an imaginative and passionate writer to expand the world of Don’t Starve Together, from writing storylines and designing characters to writing and implementing in-game text. 

As a writer at Klei, you will join a world-class team of software engineers, game designers, artists and animators who are continually pushing the boundaries of entertainment. Our award-winning games are played by millions of fans, spanning multiple platforms and languages.

Responsibilities:

  • Write and implement in-game text in the tone and style of Don’t Starve Together
  • Pitch and script animated character shorts and gameplay trailers
  • Work with our team of talented designers to implement upcoming lore and marry new mechanics with established world narrative
  • Help write and maintain lore documentation for characters, worlds and events
  • Break story on new DLCs, story arcs and character backgrounds
  • Provide edits and feedback to fellow writers
  • Test all implemented strings to ensure function and quality within the game
  • Occasionally draft forum posts and marketing copy
  • Provide support to localization teams when required

Requirements:

  • Demonstrable skills in world building and dialogue writing
  • Experience with or desire to learn about the technical differences in writing for interactive versus linear media
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Comfortable writing in both Canadian and American English
  • Previous writing experience in film or games

Desired Skills:

  • Familiarity with the world, characters and story of Don’t Starve and Don’t Starve Together are a big plus
  • Passion for video games and the future evolution of narrative within the medium
  • Previous experience working in an indie or AAA game pipeline
  • Extreme love of puns
  • Secondary skills such as drawing, music composition, storyboarding etc are a huge plus

Applicants to this position will be applying to work on Don’t Starve Together and must send 1-3 pages of writing samples with a focus on dialogue with their application. Applicants of all backgrounds and skill levels are encouraged to apply.

Think you’re the right person? Send your resume, website and/or work samples to: jobs@kleientertainment.com

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