Established in 2008, Ubisoft Chengdu is one of the key game studios in western China and a full-fledged production center, with over 450 talents contributing to Ubisoft’s line-up. We have a strong track record of co-development on Ubisoft’s biggest brands such as Assassin’s Creed®, Skull and Bones™ and For Honor®, as well as developing casual games such as Rabbids party game and bringing hit titles to Switch.
Meanwhile, we are also a pioneer in cutting-edge technology driving Ubisoft’s “games as a service (GAAS)” ethos. Chengdu’s technology team develops products that empower production teams to make educated, data-driven decisions on hit Ubisoft brands.
As a Senior/Lead Quest Designer, you’ll play an instrumental role in bringing the project to life. Ultimately your challenge will be the player’s interaction with our story. Leading a team of designers as collaborating with the Narrative team and in collaboration with multidisciplinary developers, you’ll be responsible for the holistic design of narrative systems, content pipelines, and their practical implementation.
What you will do
Designing and implementing AAA quality quest and narrative content in-engine;
Crafting narrative structure, creating and maintaining scripts/scenes for controlling various game elements;
Collaborating with your Lead & Narrative colleagues, the Mission & Narrative Directors, Lead Writers, and various Game, Level and Audio Designers to develop innovative quests that flow with the overall game;
Working closely with the appropriate teams to validate and secure all elements required for your quests (Exotic Gameplay, AI, Cameras, Audio, Text, Objectives, etc.);
Constantly evaluating the accessibility, ease of understanding, and level of difficulty for your designs
Participate in brainstorm, discussions and constantly challenge quality
Pro-actively seek issues in the game and propose ideas to solve them
Help building the Design Team, and mentor Junior members
You have a passion for video games and interactive storytelling. You excel in a collaborative environment where novel ideas are valued, and you've previously demonstrated your resilience working under pressure and meeting key production deadlines. Besides the above, we're also looking for someone aligned with our core values and the following skills and experience:
Proven professional experience with Quest/Narrative Design, ideally from AAA game production (best to have a portfolio to share);
Experience with linear & non-linear narrative structures;
Understanding of the technical constraints regarding narrative design implementation, on current-gen consoles & PC;
Experience with Game Engines (i.e. Snowdrop, Unity or Unreal) and/or scripting language system
Ubisoft CSR commitment
Making a long-lasting positive impact for our players, our teams, our partners and our planet.
In Ubisoft, we are working to enrich players’ lives through unique and memorable gaming experiences and by improving the positive impacts of our games. To get there, we are creating a safer, more inclusive work environment, we are giving back to the communities where Ubisoft operates by working with local non-profit partners and by working to reduce the environmental impact of our business.