Writer

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Posted
November 27, 2020
Full Time
Anywhere
Remote

As a writer at Squanch Games, you are in charge of writing the dialog and backstory for the comedic narrative we bring to life here at our studio. You love thinking about how to bring great character-driven narrative to life. Timing and dialogue are extremely important to you and you have great ideas on how to make this even more impactful and funny in games.

At Squanch Games, we make stuff that people love; Games that we want to play ourselves. We make experiences that we would like to be totally immersed in and enjoy for hours at a time, as well as shorter, crazier experiences that would be great to play with a group of friends or possibly with stray homeless people that you invited in so you could feed and bathe them.

If you share in these values, come join us!

As our Writer you would:

  • Write dialog and exposition for a comedy based game
  • Work with our CCO and Head Writer to produce world and character outlines for our narrative team
  • Seek feedback and adjust as necessary, communicating along the way
  • Collaborate with our narrative team to adjust writing to our game needs
  • Be able to write under short deadlines when the need arises
  • Have a keen attention to detail – can spot grammatical errors and fact check
  • Be creative – you're a font of interesting ideas and can suggest new stories that will resonate with our audience
  • Be able to act independently on writing tasks

You are:

  • Experienced: You probably have experience in game development, specifically as a writer. You have experience with both short and long ship cycles with scrappy teams. You may have experience in comedy writing instead of games.
  • A gamer: You read and/or play games most days. You know what’s going on in our industry and can’t wait to talk to others about it.
  • Curious, passionate, and don't take yourself too seriously
  • Funny
  • Collaborative: You know that the best work comes from a team who trusts and respects each other. You strive to collaborate with others and don’t care whose ideas win. The best ideas win.

Working at Squanch Games

Do you like and make video games? Do you like bringing joy to people's lives? You're in the right place.

You may have some game dev experience, or you may be a master video game adventurer, but either way, you need to be crazy passionate about what makes games and learning the latest tech and methods that make best use of the platform.

We are still in start-up phase, so expect all of the things that come with start-up life. Namely: working with some of the most creative names in the biz, expectation to step into roles that may make you uncomfortable, but are required for making good, and having major impact in the creation and building of a superfun studio.

Location: We encourage folks who live in or are able to relocate to Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA or Wake County, NORTH CAROLINA to apply. If you are not willing to be in these places, we may be open to remote candidates, so send along your resume anyways.

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Our History

The idea for Squanch Games has been in the brain of Justin Roiland, co-creator of Rick and Morty, for multiple years before the studio got properly started up. A gamer his whole life, he awoke to the idea of doing game design once he played with an Oculus DK2 headset. The possibilities of the technology and how it could be used for comedy combined with great gameplay was super exciting.

Justin reached out to multiple potential developers, including Crows Crows Crows for the opportunity to collaborate and to just make some funny and fun stuff.

In 2016, Justin met up with Tanya Watson, an industry veteran who had previously worked at Epic Games on titles such as Gears of War, Bulletstorm, and Fortnite. Also a gamer her whole life, Tanya and Justin found a common desire to start a studio where they could join forces to make fun, new, and hilarious content that could be enjoyed across multiple platforms.

With their powers combined, they formed Squanch Games.

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