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We Are Seeking an Experienced Game Writer and Illustrator for Adventure Game

Vaquera Productions is seeking an experienced game writer and an experienced illustrator for the following game (in development): WONDER CITY is a companion adventure game to the Independent Lens documentary “Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines.”

“Wonder Women!” the documentary investigates American popular culture’s evolving attitudes toward powerful women, including the serious lack of them.

WONDER CITY strives to actively involve tweens in addressing the very same failure of imagination and opportunity that the film documents. As the film encourages young audiences to explore pop cultural history as a means of thinking critically about how we visualize power and gender, the game provides an interactive component for the same audience to identify their own heroic qualities and make empowered choices while building self-esteem.

The player starts by creating a heroine with her own unique style. She has the opportunity to select her heroine’s body shape and ethnic background as well as picking a costume, a superpower, and even a weakness she’ll have to strive to overcome.

WONDER CITY will use a gameplay structure popularized by games like “Surviving High School” from Electronic Arts and explored by lesser-known games like “Cute Knight”, “Prom Week” and “Choice of Romance”. The game itself will be both web and mobile based. The game will work as a stand-alone piece though it will live on the film’s website so fans of the film can easily find it.

  • Game writer applicants should include a CV, letter of interest and a link to any online work.
  • Illustrator applicants should include a CV, letter of interest and a link to an online portfolio or other online work.  Please send work samples, with special focus on character design, comics, work for tweens, and work for games.

Both positions are paid commensurate with experience. The project deadline is March, 2013. Applications will be accepted through December 21, 2012.

Please forward applications to:

Naomi Clark

Kristy Guevara-Flanagan

Kelcey Edwards

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