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How to Become a Game Writer

How to Become a Game Writer

Give a one to two paragraph explanation of what the role is, what they do, and what you need to become one.

Do You Need a Degree to Be a Game Writer? 

Yes. A bachelor’s degree or equivalent is generally required to work as a game writer for game studios. If you know game writing is your calling, your best bet is to select one of the following degree paths:

  • Creative writing
  • Scriptwriting 
  • Game writing / design

Beyond formal education, which at this point is like one of those pesky little checkbox ticks you need to achieve, you’ll need to develop an eye-catching portfolio to express your skills. A portfolio and actually writing for games, even if they’re you’re own concepts, are the best way to land a position as a game writer.

Where You’ll Work

You’ll likely work for either an indie game studio or a AAA gaming studio. Each presents its own drawbacks and benefits which you can learn about here.

Best Places to Find Jobs as a Game Writer

Keep an eye on your favorite studios to catch listings as they’re posted. Because this is a competitive field, you’ll need to have a killer resume and inspired portfolio and an application submitted pronto. 

You can also look for work in the following places catered to the world of professional game design:

Our Recommended Courses

If you’re looking for a way to learn interactive storytelling to level-up your game writer capabilities, check out these courses:

Our Recommended Resources

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Our Recommended Books

Get started by reading Slay the Dragon and Video Game Storytelling. Once you’ve digested that knowledge, check out the remaining books in our recommended reading for game writers guide.

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