Hiring Kit: Video Game Writer

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  • Published June 9, 2021
  • Topic TechRepublic Premium
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Recruiting a Video Game Writer with the right combination of game development experience and writing expertise will require a comprehensive screening process. This Hiring Kit, from TechRepublic Premium, provides an adjustable framework your business can use to find, recruit, and ultimately hire the right person for the job.

From the Hiring Kit:

Modern video games are often praised for their fantastic visual effects and heart-pounding action, but the real driver for much of the game play is the narrative that supports all that eye-candy. Without an engaging story, without compelling dialog, without a narrative leading players in the right direction, many games would fail to maintain the required level of immersion necessary for success.

This is why the importance of the Video Game Writer cannot be overstated. Depending on the game in development, poor writing could render a game practically unplayable and, more importantly, potentially destroy a game developer’s reputation in the market. Character backstories, quests in a role-playing game, and an overarching story that drives a MMO franchise over several expansions, all play a vital role to a game’s success. Writers and their ability to tell a compelling story are what motivates players to keep playing.

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