Like many companies, we’re often asked whether we’ll take on interns or people for work experience. Because of the way our company is set up, that’s really difficult – we all work remotely on a variety of different projects every day, many of them top secret. Involving interns in our conference calls with clients would be tricky, too.
But we do want to be able to give something back to the community, and we really want to encourage young writers, as there’s no real career path to becoming a games writer. What’d really help people get a leg up in the industry? Well, employment, obviously – but failing that, a good portfolio with some properly polished interactive samples in it. That’s critical to getting your first writing gig.
So that’s what we’re proposing to help out with in our mentorship programme!