We are seeking a skilled and imaginative Cinematic Director to lead the creation of story-driven, in-engine cutscenes and dialog sequences as part of a historically based military shooter. The first project you’ll work on is our tactical military shooter, Six Days in Fallujah, which recently launched into Early Access as the world’s #1 selling PC game and is scheduled for full release on PC and consoles in late 2024.
This role presents a unique opportunity to orchestrate the fusion of documentary footage, cinematics, and gameplay into a seamless narrative experience. Your responsibilities will include reinforcing emotional beats and ensuring mission objectives are clearly communicated to players. The ideal Cinematic Director should have a robust understanding of storytelling through Unreal and an animator’s composition and movement skills. By collaborating with a diverse and talented team of creators, you'll shape the success of this gripping title.
We offer base salaries that are competitive with similar companies, plus an aggressive profit-sharing program. In the US, base salaries for this position within our industry typically range from $120,000 - $170,000. Your base salary with us will depend on your responsibilities, performance within our studio, previous experience before joining us, unique skills, education, and your location. In addition to our profit-sharing program, we also cover medical, dental, and vision insurance for you and your family, and we offer a 401k retirement savings plan.
Highwire is a mid-sized development team led by people who've co-invented some of the industry's most impactful and successful videogames. Our deeply funded studio is challenging the status quo in everything from how videogames are made to what videogames can be.
We believe the best innovations come from mid-sized teams of super-empowered people. By leveraging tools like the Unreal Engine and focusing our efforts on a small number of high-impact innovations, we're able to create industry-defining experiences and deliver outstanding quality with teams of 60-80 people.
Our first game was the world's #1 best-selling PC game when it released into Early Access in June 2023, and tens of millions of people around the world are already following what we're doing. Six Days in Fallujah is a tactical first-person shooter that recreates true stories from one of the world's most important modern battles, with help from more than 100 Marines, Soldiers, and Iraqis who were there. By challenging players with real-world scenarios and real people's experiences, Six Days in Fallujah gives players empathy for other people's experiences, along with insight into one of the most important events of our century. We hope it will raise expectations for what videogames can be.
As an organization that depends on attracting and retaining innovative and talented people, you can be assured that our team will welcome you here regardless of your ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, sexual identity, or religion.
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