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Writing About Video Games? How to Break into this Fun Freelance Market

Competition for the biggest titles is fierce, though we do always have a regular stream of codes available for indies. Want to write a list of reasons why Wind Waker is the Zelda game that’s going to stand the test of time the best, because it actually is? From the indie video game to the dominating AAA that needs a 1000Gb day one update, we’ve got you covered. As a sample of your work, please write an article about your favourite game from when you were growing up. That could be a retrospective on the game as a whole or just one facet of the game that has stuck with you all these years later. Email that sample, along with any other samples, to s with a little bit about yourself.

Mention the source of an image whenever necessary and make sure it has not been used elsewhere. The videos or photos should fall under the creative commons license. So if you’re interested in writing cinematic stories, stick to features. If you have a passion for character arcs and explorations, write for television. Cut Scenes – Cut scenes are cinematic scenes or sequences that are usually found before, during, and after the gameplay. Within the game, they are used to push the story forward after the gamer has achieved certain goals.

 

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Ken Miyamoto has worked in the film industry for nearly two decades, most notably as a studio liaison for Sony Studios and then as a script reader and story analyst for Sony Pictures. From Fortnite to Pokémon and everything in-between, we have you covered with our gaming tips and guides. Remember, you are not allowed to submit any post to us that you have published somewhere else. Similarly, if your content is published on our site, you cannot make it live on any platform. It is also recommended to use video/s if you can to give more power to the blog article and make it more understandable. Use copyright-free images or provide proper credit if it is required.

Not to determine how good or bad they are, but to understand how they work and why they keep players attracted. Ralph Koster’s book A Theory of Fun is one you’ll hear tossed around a lot, and for good reason. Rules of Play is another academic-flavoured tome it wouldn’t hurt to read. You must also have the fortitude and constitution to work, and re-work, and re-re-work your writing to suit the evolving nature of the game. All games change over the course of their development cycle, and writing is often the first to suffer. When posting a job ad, you MUST include a salary, payment terms, or rate, otherwise we will reject your ad.

Many screenwriters have the fantasy of writing a brilliant screenplay that is perfect for video game interpretation. They think they can take it to the big video game companies, make their pitch as they would with any Hollywood studio or production company, sell it, and then collaborate with game developers to make the next big hit. Covers computer gaming, lifestyle, and pop culture. ZEAL is a blog that publishes writing on comics, games, and pop culture. They are “interested in writing on games that are not generally the target of serious criticism; games that are too weird, too bad, too forgotten, and too anime.

If there’s a gamer you enjoy watching, reach out and ask if they ever work with freelancers. You might be able to create content for your favorite YouTuber. Have you ever watched video gamers play on YouTube or other video channels? You can find really popular channels for a variety of games. As a creative story editor, you get to work with other members of the game production team to ensure the gameplay is a good fit for the target demographic.