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Full-time Game Writer

at Pera Games in İstanbul


We are seeking for a talented game writer for Overfall. This position will involve the creative writing and implementation of story based content. The ideal candidate will have proven experience in game writing, a strong aptitude for critical thinking and analysis, outstanding narrative skills, boundless creativity, strong writing abilities, extensive knowledge of roleplaying and storytelling, and a longstanding passion for playing games.


  • Contribute creatively to Overfall’s story encounters and write short stories, dialogues and quests.
  • Help establish the tone of the game world and propose creative and efficient ways to effectively present this world to the player.
  • Identify narrative problems and brainstorm creative solutions with colleagues.


  • Absolute passion for playing and making computer games.
  • Exceptional mastery of the English language.
  • A strong editorial eye and ability to craft sharp, clear and coherent stories through excellent written and verbal communication skills suitable for diverse demographics.
  • Extensive understanding and ability of visual theory, storytelling, plot, structure, and character and maintain consistency across the project.
  • Ability to develop a script to occur in a nonlinear manner. Story arcs will have multiple endings.
  • Ability to write from a variety of voices and perspectives (different races, genders, social classes, ages, etc.)
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in English, Creative Writing, Theatre, or Film.


  • Non-design development experience (artist, programmer, etc.)
  • Prior experience in video game industry.
  • Native English.
  • Dungeon mastering and/or improvisational theatre abilities.

Required Application Materials

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter which should include:
    • Why you are interested in working at Pera Games
    • Your all time favourite games
    • Your all time favourite books
    • Your all time favourite movies
    • The games you are playing currently
    • Your Steam ID
  • Use “ Twine” to write an outline and couple of dialogues for a short plot set in Overfall’s world. Include a choice or complication to demonstrate player agency and define any emotional beats.

If you would like to apply, please send these materials to – only submittals with the above materials will be considered.

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