Game Writer

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July 9, 2021

Psychic Software is seeking game writer(s) for The Necromancer’s Tale, a story-rich top-down RPG which tells a dark tale of revenge, insanity and raising the dead. 

This is a part-time or full-time remote (anywhere) contract position.

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The game is set in a fictional kingdom near the Adriatic Sea in 1733, and reflects a broadly realistic setting with dark-fantasy trappings. The main plots, characters, and locations have been designed; the prologue and initial chapters are at an advanced state. Your job would be to write dialogues, simple quest/puzzle sequences, simple stage direction, and some ‘lore’ items such as content for books in the world. We want writers who can:

  • Collaborate well with and work under direction of our creative leads
  • Reflect the core atmosphere and pillars of the game
  • Capture the individual personalities of the characters
  • Immerse the player in the game world
  • Flesh out the history and lore of the world 

This is a text-heavy game and there is a substantial amount of writing required. 

Applicants should understand story, drama, and the unique characteristics of interactive narrative, have a passion for narrative-first RPGs, and should have written professionally on at least one published game. Experience with Articy:Draft would be useful (but not mandatory).

How to Apply

Email your resume, portfolio, and word rate to 

7/20 Update: Please note that while we are still welcoming applicants, we have moved on to the writing test stage with several candidates. Additional applications will not be reviewed until after this round of tests is complete.

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About Us

Psychic Software is a multi-award winning indie game studio which has released numerous games since 2006, including several on Steam, consoles and smartphones. The core of the studio is Sam Redfern, and games are produced in collaboration with various artists, writers, designers and musicians. Sam’s game development blog is

About The Necromancer’s Tale

The Necromancer's Tale (Steam / website) is a narrative-driven RPG where you play the role of a minor noble in the 1730s, drawn into the Dark Necromantic Arts as you seek knowledge and revenge. Great power awaits... along with the weird, the morbid, and a gradual descent into madness.

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