Sketchbook Games
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May 25, 2023
United Kingdom

We believe diverse teams make better games so we are keen to attract all kinds of candidates, particularly those from underrepresented groups in the games industry. 

We are keen to work with exciting new people, aim to continue to build an inclusive environment and are committed to continually listening, reflecting and improving our practices and culture.


We are looking for an enthusiastic writer with:

  • Experience writing on at least one commercial shipped game is essential
  • Great knowledge of gameplay and understanding of how narrative sits within the wider games team
  • Good people skills - someone calm, friendly and kind
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  • The ability to work remotely but who is based in the UK and can potentially occasionally commute to London for team meetups and coworking
  • Availability for core working hours on GMT/BST


We would like you to:

  • Make games that have something to say and can make a positive difference to players
  • Be able to collaborate with different disciplines
  • Be flexible, self-motivated and open minded
  • Have experience with writing about mental health or similar topics


We offer: 

  • Remote working (Team communication and weekly calls)
  • Flexible working hours
  • A small, friendly and talented team who have shipped an award winning game together
  • We can offer an hourly/daily rate or a project fee


Additional details:

  • Remote and full time or part time - contract/ freelance role
  • You will report directly to the Creative Director
  • Deadline for applications is 9th June


To apply:

If you are interested then please click the apply button and fill out the application form.

Sketchbook Games

Sketchbook Games are a small independent studio based in Suffolk/ Essex in the UK, who mostly work remotely. We have released our debut game, the multi- award winning Lost Words: Beyond the Page on Steam, Playstation, Xbox, Switch and mobile. The game features a story written by renowned games writer Rhianna Pratchett and an orchestral soundtrack by BAFTA nominated composer David Housden.

We are now using the Unreal Engine to develop a new project which is a first person narrative based walking sim with light puzzles based on the theme of mental health and anxiety.

Featured Game

Our debut game, Lost Words: Beyond the Page, is a multi-award winning atmospheric puzzler, set between the pages of a diary and a fantasy land.

Featuring a story by renowned games writer Rhianna Pratchett the game ties the narrative into the gameplay in an unusual way, by having the player running on and interacting with words to solve puzzles.

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