A wilderness protection group has filed a lawsuit to try to block construction of a 2.2-mile long gondola through a national forest to connect the ski resort that hosted the 1960 Winter Olympics with a neighboring one at Lake Tahoe. The conservationists want a California judge to set aside Placer County’s approval of the project they say would destroy the natural landscape on the edge of a Sierra wilderness area and critical habitat for a rare, federally protected frog. The […]
A 29-year-old man who vandalized a Sikh temple in Los Feliz in 2017 will spend a little over a year in prison after admitting he defaced the religious building. Artyom Manukyan was sentenced to 16 months in prison Monday, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office. The sentence is concurrent with a penalty Manukyan faces under a prior arson case. Manukyan scrawled two hateful screeds on the outside of the Hollywood Sikh Temple on Vermont Avenue in Los Feliz […]
A woman accused of paying $400,000 to get her son into the University of California, Los Angeles, as a fake soccer recruit has become the 52nd person charged in a sweeping college admissions bribery scheme, according to an indictment unsealed Tuesday. Xiaoning Sui, 48, of Surrey, British Columbia, was charged with a single count of conspiracy and fraud in the indictment unsealed in Boston’s federal court. Authorities say she was arrested in Spain on Monday night and was being held […]
A man was arrested in the killing of a young mother who was shot near her Granada Hills home in July, the Los Angeles Police Department said Tuesday. The mother, 24-year-old Cheyenne Brown, was found in an alley near her parked car in the 16600 block of Chatsworth Street at about 10:20 p.m. July 23, 2019, the department said. Her grandfather, Bill Schroeder, found her suffering from three gunshot wounds and started CPR, he said. She was pronounced dead at […]
Lifestyle Expert Alison Deyette joined us live with entertaining ideas and trends for tailgating and parties wrapped around watching football. For more info on everything featured in the segment and so much more on lifestyle expert Alison Deyette, visit her website. You can also follow her on social media @alisondeyette. See below for the list of products featured on the segment: Traeger Pro 575 Wifi Pellet Grill and Smoker and various football designed serveware available at HomeDepot.com Tailgater Tire Table available from Amazon. Rams portable […]
The Environmental Protection Agency is preparing to revoke California’s authority to set vehicle emission standards and could make the announcement as early as Wednesday, a source familiar with the plans tells CNN. The source said the Trump administration will find the EPA previously acted unlawfully by granting the state a waiver from the Clean Air Act and allowing it to develop stricter standards than those of the federal government. About a dozen states have adopted California’s standards. [email protected] on reports […]
The mayor of Carson is proposing a new law that would effectively make selling or possessing a gun within city limits illegal. Wendy Burch reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Sept. 17, 2019.
Two boys were killed and two girls were injured after the off-road vehicle they were in crashed in an unincorporated area of Blythe, officials said Tuesday. The crash occurred about 11:45 a.m. Sunday south of the 10 Freeway and east of Mesa Drive in an area known as Mesa Verde. A 13-year-old girl driving a 2015 Polaris RZR made a left turn and the vehicle rolled onto its right side, the California Highway Patrol said in a news release. The […]
Look for mild temperatures and mostly clear skies Tuesday. Liberte Chan has KTLA’s forecast on Sept. 17, 2019.
A Republican congressman in California says he won’t seek re-election next year. U.S. Rep. Paul Cook says he will run for a seat on the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors in 2020. The former state assemblyman was first elected to California’s 8th Congressional District in 2012. Cook began his political career on the Yucca Valley Town Council, saying in a news release he wants to return to local government to fight state and federal bureaucracies. California’s Republican Congressional delegation […]
An investigation is underway after someone discovered a body in a Van Nuys neighborhood Tuesday morning. The Fire Department received a call just before 6 a.m. reporting a person down, Los Angeles Fire Department spokesperson Nicholas Prange said. Firefighters and police officers were sent to the 7300 block of Ranchito Avenue where they located the unidentified individual. The person was pronounced dead at the scene, Los Angeles Police Department Officer Lizeth Lomeli said. No age or gender has been released. […]
Los Angeles drivers are bracing for snarled traffic and street closures Tuesday as President Trump arrives to raise money for next year’s campaign. After spending the morning in the Bay Area, the president will be flying into Los Angeles International Airport about 3:30 p.m. From LAX he will travel by helicopter to an undisclosed location in downtown L.A. Several streets have been closed since 4 a.m. in the downtown area in anticipation of the president’s visit. The street closures — […]
A crossing guard has died after being struck by a vehicle in a crash that also injured a teenage girl in the San Fernando Valley’s Valley Glen neighborhood, authorities said Tuesday. The female crossing guard succumbed to her injuries at 5:40 p.m. Monday, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. The agency did not provide an update on the condition of the teenager, who had complained of foot pain. The L.A. Fire Department previously said that both victims were expected […]
Two 13-year-old boys have been arrested on suspicion of assault after a violent incident at a Moreno Valley middle school sent one of their fellow students to the hospital, authorities said Tuesday. The victim, also a 13-year-old boy who attended the Landmark Middle School, remained in critical condition, Riverside County Deputy Sheriff Robyn Flores said. Deputies responded to the campus around 1 p.m. Monday after receiving a report of a fight between two boys. Investigators later determined that the incident […]
Cokie Roberts, the daughter of politicians who grew up to cover the family business in Washington for ABC News and NPR over several decades, died Tuesday in Washington of complications from breast cancer. ABC broke into network programming to announce her death and pay tribute. Roberts was the daughter of Hale Boggs, a former House majority leader from Louisiana, and Lindy Boggs, who succeeded her husband in the job. Roberts worked in radio and at CBS News and PBS before […]
The real estate project known as District Square has had a decadelong run of bad luck. Construction of the project in South Los Angeles has been repeatedly delayed. The developers, who were provided millions of dollars in federal loans, have received multiple default notices from the city. And Arman Gabay, one of the businessmen who conceived the project, was arrested last year on bribery and wire fraud charges. He has pleaded not guilty. District Square’s fortunes could turn around on […]
Magnopus is a content-focused technology company founded by a diverse team of Oscar-winning artists, interactive designers, and engineers from games, films, and unusual places. We’re passionate about creating rich experiences across the physical and digital worlds in ways people haven’t seen yet.
We’ve been working with partners on a large-scale project that will be a “world’s first” and we’re building up the team to execute this ambitious vision on a global stage. If (no, when) we’re successful, it will serve as a model for the future and a heck of an experience in the present. Many of the things we’re doing have been done before in small, isolated ways. Now we’ve got a rare opportunity to bring them all together at scale to show the rest of the world what all this new tech is good for, while delivering fun experiences and engaging narratives that make a positive impact. But we need your help to make it truly amazing.
Are you the person in your friends group who has all the stories? Whether it’s “that time you caravanned across the Sahara with the Tuareg to Marrakesh after losing your wallet to a sand cat in Timbuktu” or “ that time you defended your castle from bumbling burglars preying on empty holiday houses,” you know how to capture an audience’s attention.
Well, we’d like to help you expand your audience.
We’re building something that’s going to capture the attention of the world and our audience of millions are already buying their tickets. In order to make this forthcoming spectacular live up to its name, we need storytellers. People who are capable of understanding how a narrative evolves in time and, especially in this particular case, in space.
As such, we are seeking a Narrative Designer to join our Los Angeles-based team. We need someone who cares about audiences, realizes that they come from a broad variety of backgrounds, and is excited about infecting their minds with our linguistic and experiential virii. We’re on the hunt for those with a passion for interactive storytelling, worldbuilding, and the ways in which game experiences and story can work in glorious harmony. With any luck, fate is working its magic, and it is indeed you we’re looking for.
FWIW, we also work in the cutting-edge, real-time, high-test, complex carbohydrate-filled world of VR/AR/MR/XR/RR, but please don’t let the fact that you once told one of your coworkers that “VR is a fad” keep you from applying. We are more than a collection of buzzwords and abbreviations. Not much more, but we try.
Translate the vision of the creative director into in-game story, emergent narrative, and playable events
Develop fresh and innovative stories, settings, and characters
Design and maintain multiple story arcs that keep the player engaged and wanting more, while also thinking about how to reward even casual encounters with the plucking of heartstrings
Collaborate with game designers to design new and better interactions that yield engaging interactions tying back to the narrative experience
3+ years of working as a narrative designer, quest writer, or world-builder in a development studio, immersive theater company, or fiercely independent poetry journal, large or small
Experience working as a creative team to tell a cohesive narrative (writer’s room experience or the like) and revising quickly based on feedback or notes
Excellent writing skills with prose and screenplay/dialogue formats
Passion for making the details meaningful and deep, but not losing the unwashed masses in order to flaunt your esoterica.
Ability to communicate with producers, developers, QA, and management humans
MMO or open-world game experience
2+ years working in Unity or Unreal
Interest in immersive theater and/or escape rooms
Past experience working with VR/AR content and understanding what makes these mysterious worlds so enticing
Experience with mobile game design, real-world game design, or interactive fiction
Experience with languages such as JS, Lua, or C#
Honest and heartfelt desire to make the world a genuinely better place
Magnopus employees enjoy benefits such as an open vacation policy, medical benefits including dental and vision, great co-workers, and access to next-generation technology so they can focus on making exciting things.
Though we’ve delivered a lot of crazy stuff, here are a few you can check out at home:
Disney Pixar Coco VR
Blade Runner 2049: Memory Lab
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