Creative Development Director Telltale Games
The Creative Development Director manages the directors, writers and designers.
Lead an extended team encompassing all creative aspects of game development and delivery, including: design, cinematics, and story-telling.
Will lead the recruitment effort for the best talent in each area
Attract and develop veteran and new talent to the creative departments
Lead teams of designers, writers and directors to drive the overall creative vision for our games.
Foster collaborative and successful working partnerships with our clients and departments across the studio.
Create a learning environment within the creative teams; establish processes for game research, collaboration, and critical thinking; mentor more junior creative team members.
Participate with senior management to develop product roadmaps, personnel assignments, and production budgets.
Ensure the commercial success of our product offerings.
BA/BS or equivalent in relevant work experience.
At least seven (7) years of experiences in game design, including two (2) or more years in a senior role.
Must have multi-platform experience (XBOX, PS3, iOS, etc)
Demonstrated experience and understanding of episodic games that have a strong focus on narrative ? recognizes what makes them fun.
Must be an avid gamer and play games across genres and platforms.
Must have successfully developed and managed people, resources and schedules within a leading entertainment software company.
Prior experience working with movie-based or franchise IPs earns you bonus points.
||San Rafael, CA 94912 |
Telltale is the first and only digital publisher to release interactive episodic content on a monthly schedule. Their award-winning internal development studio is responsible for creating landmark episodic content, including Tales of Monkey Island, the Sam & Max series, Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People, and Wallace & Gromit's Grand Adventure. Telltale currently develops and publishes episodic series on PC, PlayStation3, Wii, and Xbox 360, with plans to expand to additional platforms and channels this year. Investors: Granite Ventures All Jobs: at Telltale Games
|Headquarters:||San Rafael, CA 94912|
|Industry:||Media and Entertainment|
|Company Profile:||Founded in 2004 by LucasArts veterans with decades of experience, Telltale has quickly become an industry leader, establishing the model for downloadable game seasons and releasing more than 30 games to date. Telltale's titles have won numerous awards including "Adventure Game of the Year" accolades from publications such as IGN, PC Gamer, GameSpy, and Adventure Gamers, and have been recognized by mainstream outlets ranging from USA Today, to The New York Times to Variety.
The publisher's landmark Sam & Max series, based on the independent comics by Steve Purcell, paved the way for episodic gaming with two award-winning seasons available on PC, Wii, and Xbox LIVE Arcade. In 2008, Telltale launched the first episodic series available on WiiWare with Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People, five adventures based on the Homestarrunner.com web cartoons. Ranked by USA Today as one of the top five downloadable games to watch in 2009, Telltale's Wallace & Gromit's Grand Adventures took episodic in a new direction with a series based on Aardman's globally popular franchise. Later that year, Telltale announced and launched Tales of Monkey Island, the highly-anticipated episodic return of Guybrush Threepwood in the series' first original story in nearly a decade.
Key Milestones and Accomplishments
Founded in 2004
Built a proprietary interactive storytelling technology
Funded by top-tier investors
Launched direct sales and distribution channel
Secured agreements to create premium content based on established licenses (Wallace & Gromit; Monkey Island; Sam & Max; Homestarrunner.com; Bone; CSI: Crime Scene Investigation)
Partnered with leading distributors (Time Warner / Turner Entertainment (GameTap); Yahoo Games; Steam; IGN; Big Fish; JoWooD Group; Trymedia; Wild Tangent)
Became official developer for Wii, Xbox 360 and PC
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