HELP US build narrative games with soul

We’d love to have an internship program: unfortunately, for the time being, we do not have the resources to accept internship applications. If and when this changes, we will update our website and provide contact details.

We’re currently looking for an experienced narrative designer to join our team. Click here for more information about this position, and keep reading for instructions about how to apply.

What we're looking for

We’re looking for passionate, talented, creative and friendly people who share our love of storytelling, role-playing and adventure games. Professional experience helps a lot (and is required for some positions) but we’re willing to take a chance on you if you have a great portfolio, a willingness to learn, and you’re a person we think will work well with the team.

(Also, if you’ve played and enjoyed our previous games, you should definitely let us know.)

We're deeply committed to inclusiveness and diversity in the game industry, and we strongly encourage women, non-binary people, persons of colour and minorities to apply for positions at Red Thread.

Our team has development experience from games like The Longest Journey, Dreamfall, Anarchy Online, Age of Conan, The Secret World, Dreamfall Chapters, Draugen — and many others. We’re passionate about our work: we love games, we love telling stories, and we love working together in a collaborative and creative environment where everyone gets to contribute and learn from each other.

Red Thread makes story-driven games for PC and consoles, and we’re currently working on several exciting titles, including polar punk RPG Svalbard.

To apply, send us an email. Remember to include all of the following:

  • A link to your website, online portfolio, or to a downloadable portfolio (Dropbox, Box, Google Drive, etc.)

  • A cover letter explaining why you want to join the Red Thread team — please keep this to less than one page!

  • Your professional CV or course descriptions

Applications without portfolios or relevant work samples will unfortunately not be considered.

If your application is complete, we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

Common to all positions

We’re looking for candidates who are motivated, self-driven and who can demonstrate initiative and a positive attitude — preferably with prior industry experience — along with a relevant university/college degree, an exceptional portfolio, and professional references.

You’ll be joining a small and intimate indie studio working out of a cosy office in downtown Oslo, Norway. We occupy the third floor of a beautiful and historic 146 year old building, with two restaurants and a café/bar on the first floor, a pizzeria/bar and an amazing coffee-and-sandwich place across the street, a Japanese Izakaya around the corner, and multiple grocery stores, lunch bars and cafés just minutes away.

We’re also a ten-minute walk from much of what central Oslo has to offer, including all public transportation, malls, museums, parks, restaurants and nightlife — and the forest and fjord are only 15 minutes away by metro or bus.

We don’t believe in crunch time at Red Thread. We think that life, family and friends are all more important than work, and that people are more productive when they’re happy and healthy. We work five days a week, seven-and-a-half hours per day. We have five weeks of holiday, along with flexible work hours. We even serve a free lunch every day! (Don’t let anyone tell you there’s no such thing.)

We’re looking for people of all colours, genders, ethnic backgrounds, religious beliefs and sexual orientations who fit in with our passionate, experienced and inclusive team of artists, designers and developers. We expect everyone to contribute, and in return you get to shape our games, worlds and stories for years to come.

How to apply

Send an email to to apply for a position at Red Thread Games. Please include a cover letter, a CV, and a link to your online portfolio or gallery, or to a shared zip file. Please keep any email attachments to less than 5Mb in size.

Applications without a cover letter, CV or relevant work examples will not be considered, and we probably won’t get in touch to ask you to send us these things — so please double-check before submitting your application.

If you qualify for a follow-up call or interview, we will get in touch. We receive a lot of applications, so if you don’t hear from us, please be patient.