Bungie Moving On From Halo?
Are you looking for a job at Bungie?
For those of you curious what Bungie has coming up, you may be interested to hear that there is a new job listing for a lead writer on its website. Sounds like it may have something in the vein of an historical epic, but this really could be anything. We’d like a time travel romp back to the dark ages with a mix of magic and sorcery. Want to give us a job?
Are you a kick-ass writer? Have your stories occupied players’ imaginations for days, weeks — years on end? Can you inspire artists to create whole worlds and races of creatures with a few, quality keystrokes? Do you strive for emotional imperviousness to constructive editorial, and have a burning desire to build a team of writers made of similar stuff? Then read on…
- Histories and legends, combat dialog, weapon descriptions. Your words will help define Bungie’s next game universe
- Work for and collaborate with a Design Director responsible for all aspects of storytelling
- Mentor and manage a team of internal and external writers
- Exceptional creative writing skills, especially in service of vivid, complex, memorable characters
- Minimum 5 years game industry experience or two, shipped AAA games; branching or non-linear narrative experience a plus
- Solid track record of team leadership
- Excellent design and artistic sensibilities; straight-up mission or character design experience a plus
- High level of comfort in a collaborative writing process; solitary scribes need not apply
- Zero desire to parlay your game writing experience into a film, TV show, novel etc.
While we still remain firm fans of the Halo series, the prospect of Bungie turning its talents onto new projects is an exciting one, and though Bungie’s track record outside of the Halo universe is patchy at best – Oni anyone? – we have enough faith that whatever it produces will definitely be worth a look.
Would you like to work at Bungie. How could you make its games better?