Telltale Games is Looking for Innovators and Writers – Here’s What You Need to Know
Want to work for Telltale Games? Well, the creative team at the studio is scouting and they want you to know what it is that they’re looking for. While some of the tips and tricks can be applied elsewhere, there are certain aspects that are unique to TTG, especially considering the way they approach storytelling in the video game industry.
When it comes to the spectrum of people currently working on design and writing, there are a variety of creative types – from traditionally trained individuals to those with ethereal imaginations. Telltale Games’ Vice President of Creative Leah Hoyer said that they’re looking for people of various and diverse backgrounds. One of the traits they value the most is the ability to approach matters by incorporating different views and disciplines. TTG desires those who believe in innovation and want to “tackle problems with an interdisciplinary perspective.”
It is an important attribute to possess when taking on challenges or improving on current methods. For example, is there a different way to approach how the main characters interact with others and objects? Could cinematic scenes be approached differently and, if so, in what way? Similar questions can be applied to other interactive in-game mechanics, techniques, concepts, and so on.
For those interested in becoming part of the creative team at Telltale Games, Hoyer has a few pieces of advice. One, familiarize yourself with a program called Twine. It’s a free, open-source tool that provides users structure to create “interactive, non-linear stories”. Two, you need to become comfortable with the idea that not all personal visions may come to fruition. While creativity is sought after, there are pre-existing stories and ideas that need to be executed first and foremost. Hoyer had this to say on the matter:
You have to be comfortable with not showing your own story. You are writing for players. You may have to do some soul searching to understand that you are not showing something that is solely yours.”
Even if you’re not looking to write and hope to join the teams that design and create the games you see, there are other ways to apply oneself. Do you have invaluable skills that may be a fantastic addition to their creative department? Emphasize and show them off! Show the employers what it is that you have to offer. Even if you don’t have the exact qualifications or experiences, if there’s something that can be put on the table and utilized, it’s a resume worth looking at. Looking for careers in other departments? Don’t forget to check out their “Jobs” page for more positions and information.
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