Game Designer / Writer - CA Sofia

Feb 08, 2023
Sofia, Bulgaria
... Not specified
... Intermediate
Full time
... Office work


Position at Creative Assembly

This is an excellent and unique opportunity for a motivated and passionate writer to help design and create written narrative content for the Total War franchise.

Please note that a motivation letter is required for this position and applications without such will not be considered.

Key Responsibilities

As a Writer on the team, you will work with other writers and designers to envision and then create compelling and immersive historical content, writing immersive and accurate descriptions for historical/fantastical events and infrastructure to help create a believable, authentic game world.

You will also collaborate with designers, audio, cinematics and brand teams to create character narratives and dynamic dialogue for all areas of the game, including in-game movies and promotional trailers. As well as work closely with all other involved teams to plan and prepare in-game texts for localisation into multiple languages.

Additionally, you will not be restricted to writing only but you will take part actively in the game design process itself.

Knowledge, Skill and Experience


  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to write both prose and dialogue to a high standard
  • Ability to work independently on long tasks
  • Ability to research topics and distil/summarise information
  • Demonstrable and strong self-editing skills
  • Ability to collaborate with a number of disciplines in a diverse working environment
  • An interest in history, particularly military history is essential
  • Passion and interest in games and game design
  • Fluent in English, both written and spoken
  • Experience in game design – professional or non-professional
  • General knowledge of game development is a plus
  • An interest in the Warhammer world is an advantage
  • Writing and/or narrative design experience is an advantage
  • A passion for books, films, TV, and theatre

About Creative Assembly

It’s an exciting time to be a part of our craft-led studio as we push boundaries, creating deep and detailed experiences that last.

Our teams are diverse from across the world, from trainees to industry veterans who constantly challenge us and make sure we are striving for the best within our games and our studio life. We are united through our shared values of Quality, Focus, Teamwork, Respect and Trust and we win awards for our culture and our people-centric approach, having won a Best Place to Work Award for five consecutive years. We invest in our people, the studio, and our projects. We’ll give you the creative freedom, tools, support, and development to achieve your potential.

Flexible working at Creative Assembly includes hybrid, fully remote for eligible roles, and in-studio. We recognise that there is no one-size-fits-all approach and empower our teams to define the working patterns which work best for them, which may mean different things for different teams and roles and at different times.

Our studios are based in Horsham, UK and Sofia, Bulgaria, including several bespoke state-of-the-art audio suites and a dedicated motion capture facility.

We offer many benefits to support you and your family including:
  • Flexible working: hybrid, fully remote within the country of employment for eligible roles, and in-studio working
  • Work from Anywhere for a temporary period each year (restrictions apply such as VISAs)
  • Additional medical and dental health insurance for you, your partner and kids, life insurance, and free health care screening
  • Additional holiday allowance plus full studio closure over the Christmas and New Year period, as all Bulgarian Bank holidays
  • Annual discretionary studio bonus
  • Join our award-winning education and social responsibility programme; the Legacy Project, as an industry ambassador to mentor and educate others
  • Defined career development pathways and personalised training support including; SEGA Dev Day, internal masterclasses, prestigious creative workshops, on-site training with renowned specialists and global conference attendance
  • Opportunity to join our Diversity and Inclusion Network – an employee-led group
  • Wellbeing support with an employee assistance programme
  • Free games and merchandise plus access to our extensive games library
  • Free breakfast every day - toast, cereals, yoghurts, fresh fruit, soft drinks and more in our fully stocked kitchen
  • Office massages
  • Discounts for home technology and for gym membership cards, as well as Food and Utilities vouchers
  • Studio parties for you and your family; such as our Summer and Christmas parties, Children’s day party, wrap parties for game releases

Our studio sites have disabled access. We are an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief.
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