I’m not here to stir sh*t, but I do have a question as I’m going to apply to write here. The only thing that troubles me is this (from the website, obviously):
4. If one of your concepts works for us, we’ll invite you to submit a full pitch for a game, in the form of an outline, again, written against a guide to writing an outline we’ll provide to you.
- If we accept your outline—most go through several rounds of revision with our team—we’ll offer you a contract to write a full game.
I’m coming from the Film/TV world where we have a movement called “no writing left behind” (as I’m sure a lot of you know) and I’m just a bit concerned that there’s no compensation for what could be (and I acknowledge the could here) a long outline process that then leads to nothing.
This feels an awful lot like free writing that could bite the writer in the keister.
I suppose I’m just looking for a testimonial that that hasn’t really happened to anyone here? Or, in general, what, exactly was the outline process like here.
Please b4 you answer… here’s the things I’M AWARE OF:
- I get that I could then just head over to Hosted Games and publish anyways. (But, frankly, I’m not that interested in that.)
- Please, let’s not argue about the values/effectiveness of NWLB… argue that elsewhere, I’m just using it as the place where I’m coming from.
- From what I can tell CoG has a good reputation, I’m just trying to suss out more details on that particular process.
Thanks for your time. And apologies if this belongs somewhere else, I genuinely looked and couldn’t find a place for this kind of post.