We’re Looking for Freelance Writers! (Paid)

Posted by on February 5, 2018

Hey everyone, we’re in need of a couple of writers to help us write more side quests, daily dialogue, and character stories for our game. We currently only have one part-time writer and he’s busy writing the main story and translating Chinese into English. Now that we’re in Early Access, we have a little budget available ($30 per page on Arial font 12) for hiring a couple of freelance writers, but we thought we’d ask the game’s fans first since you already know the background of the world as well as the characters.

So, if anyone’s interested, please submit a 1-2 page side mission draft write up for any in game character of your pick. We’ll have restrictions and specifics for missions types and such later, for now be as creative as you want to be as long as it fits into this world. Submit it to submit@pathea.net. The deadline is Feb 21st.

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  1. Torsten
    February 5, 2018

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    Hey everybody,

    I am not that quest guy, but i think, i could support you in translating the game in german language.

    Best regards,

    Torsten

    • admin
      February 5, 2018

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      Team 17 is helping us with the German translation soon, no worries. 🙂

    • Blackjammies
      February 17, 2018

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      I love the idea, but can I send you guys more than one? Thanks!

  2. Pascal Roy
    February 5, 2018

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    Hello,

    i am sorry if i use this for the wrong context, but even though I’m uncreative for new questlines etc, I’d like to offer Translation Service as well.

    I am a German native and quite fluent with english, I could translate the words/textes to german, if you ever wish to offer a german Translation.

    Oh, and – btw: I dont want/need payment. I m offering it without payment, ’cause I love your game. 🙂

    Sorry for bothering you!

    Sincerely
    Pascal Roy

    • admin
      February 5, 2018

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      Thank you so much for the offer! Team 17 will be doing the German translation soon, so please look forward to that. 🙂

  3. Bangkit Bintan P
    February 5, 2018

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    and if u need an indonesia translator, im ready for it

    • admin
      February 7, 2018

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      Thanks for the offer! We’ll write your name down and see if we need the help when the script is done in a few months. 🙂

  4. Jack
    February 5, 2018

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    I have emailed my first quest submission to submit@pathea.net and admin@pathea.net. My email is having some problems, so I might have sent it multiple times. Sorry in advance. Looking forward to working together if you like my material.

    Thank you

  5. Jiro
    February 5, 2018

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    Oh man I’ve already poured 90+ hours in this game, I’m in love with the game! I’m not a writer by any means but I have some free time to spare. I’ll try and see what I can come up with. 🙂

  6. Rafał
    February 5, 2018

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    Hello!

    I am looking forward to help you translating the game into Polish, if you mind that just give me a sign! 😀

    • admin
      February 7, 2018

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      Thanks! We’ll give you a shout out when the script is done in the next few months. 🙂

      • Rafał
        February 13, 2018

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        Okay, make sure to send me an e-mail when everything is ready!

        Cheers, love your game!

  7. Babykee
    February 5, 2018

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    Hi when will your game reach Xbox?…I’m so ready to buy your game!. Xbox do early access also, please don’t make us xbox players wait to long for your game.
    Thanks

    • admin
      February 7, 2018

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      Yes, Team17 is helping us with the Xbox port. 🙂

  8. Casey Clark
    February 5, 2018

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    I woild love to provide voice acting for the game.

  9. Erin
    February 6, 2018

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    A couple of questions; Are you looking for “find my lost x” and “please help me complete y” kinds of side quests or something more involved and potentially social in the vein of “I’m too shy to talk to *** but can you bring him/her this x for me?” which can become an assist at social development (and with the game target demographic, how much relationship development can we expect/write for)? Also can the game support an “investigate” function, such as locating clues hidden within or upon normal objects?

    • admin
      February 7, 2018

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      A little more story involved.

  10. Aiez Anzac
    February 6, 2018

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    Hello there,

    I think I can help you guys for a better quest and storyline for a better gameplay for everyone who has been enjoying this game.

    For example:
    1) Festive event
    – Food Festival
    – Animal Events
    – Crops Competition
    2) New year new story
    3) Birthday Celebration
    4) Anniversary events
    5) New content : New NPC, Player’s relative
    6) New Location : By boat or aeroplane
    7) Some conflicts
    6) And many more

    Hope to hear a feedback from your team!

    • admin
      February 7, 2018

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      Write them into script form and send ’em in! 🙂

  11. Relmed
    February 6, 2018

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    This is such a great initiative, both for the game and for the prospective freelance writer; just to have a shot at getting their foot in the door. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to give this a nudge, especially because it’s for a game I love and cannot put down.
    Wish me luck!

  12. Amanda
    February 6, 2018

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    Hello Pathea Team!

    Just so you know, I’ve submitted a proposal tonight. Do you guys respond to those right away, or will I have to wait until after Feb. 21st to hear from you?

    Thanks!

    • admin
      February 7, 2018

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      We’ll wait until after the 21st to pick, but we’ll probably tell you we got it. 🙂

  13. Vlad
    February 6, 2018

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    Hello, i would like to help you make Russian/ Ukraine localization. For free, or for a few media keys ;). If you are interested , you can connecting with me on a reply mail what I left in a form.

    • admin
      February 7, 2018

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      Sure, we’ll write your name down and contact you when the script’s pretty done. Thanks for the help! 🙂

  14. Anonymous
    February 6, 2018

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    Hello dev, do you guys want simple side quest like collecting materials/defeating monster or quest that have a little bit of storyline in it?

    • admin
      February 7, 2018

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      A bit more story, please and thank you! 🙂

  15. Mohamed Talhi
    February 6, 2018

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    what if its jut a short quests

    • admin
      February 7, 2018

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      Like fetch quests? We’re looking for a little more in depth, but you can submit a draft anyway. 🙂

  16. Miodrag Todorovic
    February 6, 2018

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    Maybe I have some idea for side mission i played games like my time at portia and no game have the mission: someone broke my window can you fix it….
    Or something like that
    i have much more ideas but for now That’s it
    i am sorry if my english iz a little rusty

  17. Britt
    February 6, 2018

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    Hey Team Pathea,

    I’m very excited to hear that you’re accepting work from freelance writers, and am very interested. Is there a specific format you guys are looking for that makes reading and translation easiest? I understand you want 12 point Arial font, but beyond that, are you looking for standard script format or plain text? Additionally, is it all right to submit more than one piece? Thanks so much.

    Britt

    • admin
      February 7, 2018

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      A4 and just regular Word format single spaced. Probably around 300-500 words a page, we’re not really counting, we just want good stories and dialogue. 🙂

  18. Andre
    February 7, 2018

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    I just saw your game http://thegww.com/kickstarter-2017-review/. I had not heard of it until now but was instantly intrigued. Needless to say I decided to check out your website. Which lead me to here. I am potentially interested in writing for the game. Unfortunately, I feel this requires definitely liking the game and having played it. While I like the look of the game so far I am not familiar with the characters or can attest to how I like the game play at this time. I am considering buying it just for such a purpose.

    As I am not familiar with any of the characters in the game I would have to make up a story and character. But you specify choosing a character from the game itself. Can you give me an example biography of one, or more, of the characters to choose from so I can get writing…

    I am aware that you are reaching out to fans of the game first but to familiarize my self with the in game characters through the game play and game world would take a little time.

    This would speed things up and I could familiarize myself with the game world more shortly after.

    Regards

    Andre

    PS I am an avid gamer. 🙂

  19. Inês
    February 7, 2018

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    Hi,

    I would love to freelance for you guys!! What do I have to do to apply? 🙂 I recently graduated from Digital Game Design and I would love to have this experience!! Plus, I can help with the Portuguese (Portugal) translation.

    Best Regards,

    Inês Lagarto

  20. Hector
    February 7, 2018

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    Hola un cordial saludo desde Venezuela, me encanta su juego, unas ideas para My time at Portia:

    1- En la transferencia de objetos con los cofres que se pueda elegir la cantidad de materiales que desees retirar o guardar.
    2- Traducción al español.
    3- Capacidad para rotar las maquinas fabricadas en el taller de trabajo.
    4- El sistema de transporte debería estar balanceado con un costo monetario.
    5- En la mazmorra al morir debería ser penalizado.
    6- Ajustar los días de las tareas diarias cuando ya eres clasificación “B” o “A”, mientras mas alto eres menos días deben darte para realizarlas, por supuesto las que dan mas experiencia.

    Me encanta su juego espero que sigan con este proyecto y al ver mas contenido seguir aportando ideas 😀 Buen trabajo..!

  21. Hector
    February 7, 2018

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    Hello, bestregards from Venezuela, I love your game, this are some ideas for My time at Portia:

    1- In the transfer of objects with the chests that you can choose the amount of materials that you want to remove or save.
    2- Translation into Spanish.
    3- Ability to rotate the machines manufactured in the workshop.
    4- The transportation system should be balanced with a monetary cost.
    5- In the dungeon when dying should be penalized.
    6- Adjust the days of daily tasks when you are already rated “B” or “A”, the higher you are, the fewer days you must give to perform them, of course the ones that give more experience.

    I love your game I hope you continue with this project and seeing more content keep contributing ideas: D Good work ..!

  22. Molly
    February 8, 2018

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    Could there be cutscenes for these quests or are these quest strictly dialog and tasks? For example, the player goes to a particular place and activates a cutscene.

  23. Gareth
    February 8, 2018

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    Hey there,
    I’m a film script and story writer based around London currently, unfortunately, I don’t play the game (my girlfriend has been raving about trying to get it for weeks now) and therefore don’t know the characters or world very well other than what I have seen advertised and since I only have a mac I’m unable to play and learn before your current fans. I’d love to offer you my services though, I’m sure with a quick rundown of the characters and the world I’d be able to come up with as many side quests or additional dialogues as you may need. P.S. I’d also be up for negotiating on the page rate. I love video games with rich stories and interesting side quests and mission and I can tell My Time at Portia is going to be a prime example of that. If you’re interested please let me know but if its a very time sensitive area where only the submissions will work then there will be no hard feelings. Many Thanks. Gareth.

  24. Abilio
    February 8, 2018

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    Hi, and do you have any translators for portuguese (Brazil) too? if no I can help if needed, I going to apply for the side quests plot, I imagined already some quests that can be fun and ascend to a epic sequencial side quests.

  25. Necrock
    February 8, 2018

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    Hi, i just recently discovered the game and I have to say that it hits just the rigth spots for a fan of this genre. Im thrilled to see that the project is still at an early stage and I could be of help for the spanish translations, also I’d like to give a go at the quest scripts but as I never did that can i have some example of the formatting, maybe with some of the already existent quests?

    • admin
      February 10, 2018

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      Actually for the draft, we’re just looking for good writing, it doesn’t really matter when it comes to formatting (for the draft). 🙂

  26. Karen
    February 9, 2018

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    Hi

    Love the game so far, so I would definitely like to try make a side quest script
    Just wondering if its possible to share 1 of the past side quest script so we can have an idea what format you want them written in?
    A4 and Arial font 12 is obviously more directed at people who are looking to freelance,
    But I’m sure there are many out there that (like me) are willing to do it for free so they can see their work featured in-game.
    I’m got an idea in my mind, so it would be great if you can share a script format?

    • admin
      February 10, 2018

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      Doesn’t really matter for the format, since we’re really just looking for dialogue, so something like:

      Player: I like the look of that relic.
      Merlin: Really? You can have it.

  27. Alexander Richey
    February 10, 2018

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    If you need a writer I am your man!

  28. Joshua
    February 10, 2018

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    Quick question, how far are is the development team willing to implement these side quest and are they willing to bring in new characters/ characters mentioned in the backstory of current characters into the game to fit the story? For example, I had an idea of a side quest that involves Phyllis’ father coming to Portia and confronting her, is the dev team willing to add him as a character?

    That’s pretty much it, thanks for taking the time to read this and I hope to see a response. 🙂

    • admin
      February 10, 2018

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      There are bounds to what we’ll allow, but we will go the extra mile to bring in a good story but the asset need to be used more than once. If the father’s only used once, then no.

  29. Ryan Bergen
    February 10, 2018

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    Hello, I am interested in potentially bringing life into the characters. I have played over 100 hours of game time over 3 different characters. I have left my information.

  30. Michael
    February 11, 2018

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    Hellow
    I woud like to ask if your looking for a short story line involving a single character and if it is at all posible creating an event after the qwest line like a celebration of somthing

  31. Harithz
    February 11, 2018

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    I have already sent one quest to you 🙂 . Hope you read it and is there limitation how much ideas or quest I can send to you?

  32. Alexia C.
    February 13, 2018

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    I have writing experience and I’d love to write for you! Video games are a passion of mine and I have a lot of fresh insight into characters from my female perspective – which means I wouldn’t write a woman into a “type” you see often in gaming and movies because they are just people.
    However, here’s the rub: I have a MacBook Pro, and your game is for Windows only, which no lie, crushed my spirit when I went to Steam intending to buy it after seeing a YouTuber play it.
    Now if you can figure out a workaround for this, I’d be happy to move forward and write an adventure for you. If you liked that enough, I’ll keep on writing more and more, because I love writing. I have a passion for it. I also have way too much free time on my hands with nothing to do because I’m disabled with slow-growing brain cancer in my brain stem so I really, REALLY need something to do with my time. The extra cash sure would help out a ton, too!

  33. Anton
    February 13, 2018

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    Hey.

    I would like to offer my services if you ever will consider translating the game to Swedish.
    Just send me an email if that ever would be interesting.

    Cheers.

  34. jbaiz74
    February 15, 2018

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    I don’t know about writing the dialogue for quests and what not. But, here is a quest chain I’d love to see.

    For any aspiring writer: Feel free to take this and do with what you wish.

    I want to see a chain that allows me to bring Ack’s girlfriend to life.
    After bringing her to life. She falls in love with human men.
    After stalking several human men and causing grief to towns folk, the town comes to agree that I should erase her memory or destroy her.

    Ack is having many hard feelings about this in the mean time.

    It’s decided we don’t destroy her but erase her memory and let her live in the research facility.

    After a while she’s able to roam town and join society again where she finally develops feelings for Ack.

    Ack has sworn off female companionship by this time.

    Causing me to go on many more quests to get them together.

    Just my idea. If anyone likes it and finds it possible to use and expand on this. Feel free.

  35. Maximelene
    February 18, 2018

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    Hello,

    If you need people for a french translation, I would happily help. I’m a native speaker, with a good english level. 😉

  36. Almanes
    February 19, 2018

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    Hey there
    I allready send you 3 emails about translating in to Czech language. So i am still up for it.

    • admin
      February 26, 2018

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      We’ll get back to you once our script is complete. 🙂

  37. Gabi
    February 20, 2018

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    Hi! I just found out about and would like to participate even though it’s late so I just wanted to know at what time exactly is it due? Like is there a specific time zone? Or is any time zone before the 22nd okay?

  38. Colin
    February 24, 2018

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    Are you still looking for writers?

    • admin
      February 26, 2018

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      The submission is closed for now.

  39. Kryss
    February 27, 2018

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    Hey !
    I am unfortunately not on the game yet as my computer is old and dying XD but I will be soon I hope !
    I can help writing and also translating from English to French 😀

    • admin
      March 2, 2018

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      We don’t have any plans for French localization at the moment, however, we might do in the future. You can send you profile to admin@pathea.net and we will keep that documented. 🙂

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    March 17, 2018

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    • admin
      March 19, 2018

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      Will keep updating you about the game here!

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    March 18, 2018

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