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Call for Writers: What Gamedev Techniques Have Blown Your Mind?

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Are you a game developer with an interest in helping others learn your craft? We're looking for devs and designers to talk about tips, tricks and techniques that really changed the way they approached their job when they first learned about them. This is a paid job. If you're interested, read on.


What We're Looking For

You know when you spend days trying to solve a problem in your game's design, and suddenly you come up with a fix that's so elegant that you can't help but feel like a genius? Or when you read an article about a completely different field and it turns on a light bulb in your head, changing the way you approach game development forever?

We want to you to write about those ideas.

We will pay $50-$150 for each post or screencast, depending on the complexity of the topic. You're free to write a one-off post if you don't have the time to commit to a regular writing schedule.


You Will Need:

  • Experience making (and completing) games: There are often opportunities for students and academics at Gamedevtuts+, but right now we're looking for game developers to pass on what they've learned from working on finished games.
  • Writing chops: You must be comfortable with the English language. You don't have to be a native English speaker, and we will proofread and edit your content before it's published, but we can't rewrite everything for you.
  • The ability to explain yourself: You don't need to have taught a class or written a book, but you should be able to explain the concepts behind the work you've done in a forum thread, a chat room, or a face-to-face conversation.

How to Apply

If you're interested, we'll need the following information from you:

  • Your name.
  • A few sentences about yourself.
  • Examples of games you've worked on (these don't have to be commercial games, but they should be more than just game jam games and homework assignments).
  • A description of the idea that blew your mind that you'd like to write about.
  • Links to any tutorials you've written in the past, if applicable. (Screencasts, forum posts, reddit threads and so on are fine, too.)

Please email this information to gamedev[at]tutsplus.com.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

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