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Creative Director

Wizards Of The Coast


Archetype Entertainment is a new game studio in Austin, Texas led by industry veterans from BioWare and other AAA studios. They are looking for a Creative Director to lead multiple teams in creating a new science fiction universe for their first multiplatform roleplaying video game. The Creative Director must have 7+ years of game development experience and in-depth knowledge of current game industry trends and methodologies. They must be able to communicate game mechanics, narrative, and overall game vision to a wide range of audiences. The position offers a competitive salary range of $142,080 - $246,960 USD and a comprehensive benefits package.

Job description

Archetype Entertainment is a new game studio in Austin, Texas led by industry veterans from BioWare and other AAA studios. Archetype is a division of Wizards of the Coast (Hasbro). We are building a development team with world-class talent to create a new science fiction universe for our first multiplatform roleplaying video game.

Our goal is to create the greatest story-driven roleplaying games in the world.

At Archetype, we believe there will always be a place for story-driven roleplaying games that put the player at the center of an epic personal narrative with impactful choices. We are building games that represent the diversity of our audience. We also believe that game studios should empower top developers and challenge them with ambitious projects that are shaped by a strong, clearly communicated creative vision.

We chose Austin because it is a great place to live and work. Austin is the capital of Texas and is a fast-growing city with a vibrant music scene, cosmopolitan culture, a world-class university (the University of Texas at Austin -- “Hook ‘em Horns!”), and scenic rolling hills. It was recently voted the #1 place to live in America for the third year in a row — based on affordability, job prospects, and quality of life.

The Role

We are looking for a highly collaborative Creative Director who has an outstanding ability to convey creative ideas, whether your own or of others, to a wide-range of audiences. You have solid experience in modern game design processes and techniques, and you thrive keeping yourself current. The ideal candidate has led multiple teams to success through critical insight and imaginative vision. You are an excellent communicator, diplomatic, and can negotiate! With these skills, you are able to adapt your management and communication styles to accommodate multiple personalities at different levels of experience.

As the game's Creative Director, you make strong self-directed decisions, with a focus on high quality performance and results. You are a standard bearer for artistic quality, leading the project and peers into the next generations of interactive entertainment. This role reports into the Executive Creative Director (ECD).

What You'll Do

  • Evangelize and shepherd the vision of the ECD across the studio for our game.
  • Partner with all creative teams; Narrative, Cinematics, Audio and Art to ensure alignment between design, story, and presentation.
  • Advise, guide, and facilitate internal and external teams in development of a brand-new IP.
  • Provide cross-functional collaboration and leadership.

What You'll Bring

  • 7+ years game development experience with shipped titles as a Creative, Design, or Narrative Director within the AAA games industry.
  • In-depth knowledge of current game industry trends and methodologies relevant to game design and storytelling.
  • Excellent understanding of the building blocks of content creation and gameplay standards. You can explain how they work to others succinctly.
  • Ability to clearly communicate game mechanics, narrative, and overall game vision to a wide range of audiences.
  • Identify current or potential content creation problems and provide clear and concise solutions.
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.
  • A diplomatic and collaborative approach.

We are an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

The above is intended to describe the general content of and the requirements for satisfactory performance in this position. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of the duties, responsibilities, or requirements of the position.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

In compliance with local law, we are disclosing the compensation range for this role. The range listed is just one component of Wizards of the Coast’s total compensation package for employees. Employees may also be eligible for annual and long-term incentives. In addition, Wizards of the Coast provides a variety of benefits to employees. Here’s a look at what your benefits package may include: Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance, Paid Vacation Time & Holidays, Generous 401(k) match, Paid Parental Leave, Volunteer Program, Employee Giving & Matching Gifts Programs, Tuition Reimbursement, Product Discounts, and more.

Compensation Range
$142,080—$246,960 USD

Location: Austin, TX

Country: United States

Date found: 2023-02-18

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