Striking Hollywood writers switching to games?

WGAOne thing that helps to make a great videogame is a great storyline, or great writing in general. Look at games like the Final Fantasy series or any of the old LucasArts point-and-click adventures. These works are always touted for their excellent writing and storytelling.

With the Writers Guild of America strike reaching its fourth week, it is possible that the talented individuals involved may begin to seek work elsewhere. Since the WGA doesn’t currently incorporate videogame projects, writers are free to take jobs in that area during the strike period – however long that may be.

Writers face a few problems when considering such a move, however. The pay scale is lower for videogame work, and oftentimes the duration of commitment is long. For some, it would seem a downgrade from their previous work.

As of yet, no writers have made a public switch over from one medium to the other, but as the days of the strike grow longer, I wouldn’t be surprised to read stories reporting just that.



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Author: Eddie Inzauto View all posts by
Eddie has been writing about games on the interwebz for over ten years. You can find him Editor-in-Chiefing around these parts, or talking nonsense on Twitter @eddieinzauto.

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