Here’s a neat opportunity for new game devs and other interested parties: the WAG (Write a Game) Challenge. Submissions open in three days, which is also when they’ll be announcing a theme. It’s a month-long game jam focused on games writing—wording, storytelling, lore, characters, and use of the theme.  Judges are professional games writers Ann Lemay, Tobias Heussner, Anna Megill, and John Ryan.

You’ll have to submit a playable game, not just a script or outline, but programs like Twine make this a lot more accessible than it has been in the past. And the entry only has to be 10-20 minutes long. Contestants can be from any country, but the game must be in English.

Good luck with your game writing!

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Keezy is a gamer, illustrator, and designer. Her background is in teaching and tutoring kids from ages 9 to 19, and she's led workshops for young women in STEM. She is also holds a certificate in teaching English. Her first memory of gaming is when her dad taught her to play the first Warcraft when she was five. You can find her at Key of Zee and on Twitter @KeezyBees.