Winner of the WINGS award at AMaze 2022.
Do you remember the thrill of finding an exciting job offer, applying for it with a lot of enthusiasm, pouring your soul into writing the ultimate cover letter, and then waiting to hear back from the studio?
This is the tale of a girl applying for her dream job, and the chaos that happens upon her while waiting for that important email.
This story is inspired by some true and imaginative experiences that I had in the past few months trying to find the perfect job.
Click on the link below to play the game online.
A Rejection Story
Role: Creator/ Writer/ Concept Artist
The idea behind this game was to talk about the frustrating experience of finding the perfect job in the game industry. I based the concept on my own personal experiences and added comic values to it. To start the production, I first wrote the concept story and started sketching ideas for the main character around it. After that, I transformed the story to Twine and added choices and options so that the players can interact with the story in their own way. I gave the sketches to a friend to have the final art and put everything together in Twine to visualize the progress of the story. Moreover, I added secret endings and achievements for bonus content.
For this game, I wanted to create an interactive story about a character trying to find a job, and to show what happens to her along the way. The challenge was that for each choice, I had a new image showing the changes of the character, and the changes should add to the previous image, but by giving the options to the players, they could change the narrative of the story and the order of the images should change relatively. I managed to solve this issue by creating different branches in Twine, and showing the pictures accordingly. In the end, based on the player’s choices, they would see the progress of the character in images.