Your favorite shows are already on hiatus or in danger of being canceled, but there is a silver lining to the writers’ strike in Hollywood - a lot of them are writing for video games during the period. Variety recently brought to light the good news in a recent issue:
While the WGA has made no secret that it would like to eventually cover vidgame writing, it hasn’t pushed the issue yet and is allowing members to work on games during the strike.
“It has been an interesting shift,” says one tenpercenter who focuses on vidgames. “The literary agents are now saying, ‘Why don’t we get our clients over there during the strike?’ even though in the past they thought the money wasn’t good enough or the work is too demanding.”
This is definitely promising news, can you imagine a game written by Charlie Kaufman or episodic content written by some of the writers from Seinfeld?