Jobs

Current openings:

ProducerPA/Office ManagerProgrammer

The Company

Drowning a Mermaid Productions was founded by Sam Barlow, creator of 2015’s most decorated indie game, Her Story. Our mission in this life is to use games technology to tell interactive, character-driven stories that utilize the raw power of the audience and their imaginations.

Our first game, Telling Lies, was published in 2019 to rave reviews. It was nominated for Ultimate Game of the Year at the Golden Joysticks and won Best Performer for Logan Marshall-Green (who totally deserved it.)

Our games are made at the coalface of 21st Century storytelling, utilizing filmed performance and game design to make people feel and think. They look like movies, feel like novels and are crafted after Nintendo games.

Our setup is half movie production company, half plucky indie game developer. We are a small team with big ambitions and are recruiting for individuals to join us in Brooklyn, NY.

All jobs are full-time internal positions here in Brooklyn and we provide generous healthcare packages. Get in at the start of something special as we grow things out from here.

Producer

Looking for a people person who likes to make magic happen. A producer with experience in indie games or indie movies (or both!) Experience matters, but is less important than personality and enthusiasm for the hybrid experiences we are creating. Excited to hear from applicants who don’t look like Sam.

Duties

  • Schedule and organize small team and external contractors.
  • Interface with agents, publishers and platforms
  • Oversee external casting and video production
  • Organize QA, localization, submission processes
  • Lead licensing and biz dev efforts

Send resume and cover letter to jobs@drowningamermaid.com

PA/Office Manager

Looking for driven and organized self starter. This is a great position for someone who wants to gain experience at the heart of the creative process — it’s a small team so you will be part of everything that is happening. Excited to hear from applicants who don’t look like Sam.

Duties

  • Office Admin
  • Scheduling, travel & email assist for Sam
  • Story research and other writing support
  • Interface with writers/external creatives
  • Assist Sam during video production

Send resume and cover letter to jobs@drowningamermaid.com

Programmer

Looking for a games programmer and jill of all trades who feels suited to small teams and leftfield projects. Experience with console development and video playback (!) is useful. Should be familiar with Unity and/or Unreal engine development. We don’t make traditional videogames so enthusiasm for doing different things is a must! Excited to hear from applicants who don’t look like Sam.

Duties

  • Involvement in design and execution of new game ideas
  • Prototype new mechanics and features
  • Development work on desktop, mobile and console
  • Pay attention to UX and game feel
  • Take project all the way through life cycle to alpha, beta, test and submission
  • Familiarity with these areas is useful:
    • Video playback
    • Rendering and shader tech
    • Tool creation

Send resume and cover letter to jobs@drowningamermaid.com