Job Application For Dragon Quest Scenario Writers Draws Near

By Spencer . June 30, 2010 . 12:42am

imageLove Dragon Quest? Live close to Shinjuku? Then you could be writing the scenario for a future Dragon Quest game.


Square Enix is taking job applications for Dragon Quest scenario writers right now. To apply, you have to submit two writing samples: an essay on your experience with the Dragon Quest series and a short story with four of the six themes.


This is where the job listing gets interesting.


The six themes are: legendary sword, pot lid, a memory that makes you smile, psychic powers, a beautiful woman who disguises herself as a man, and first love.


Prospective applicants should check the recruitment site for more details. Everyone else, dream up a Dragon Quest plot that uses four of the six themes.

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  • Hraesvelgr

    I actually really like Dragon Quest, but, uh… it wouldn’t be too hard to come up with a scenario for a DQ game, frankly.

    • Mo

      Er, it’s actually not that easy. Dragon Quest games are known for their simplicity, so the writer needs to be able to create scenarios that are very easy to follow, yet can produce an effect on the gamer. It’s like when you read a children’s story book, you’d think it’s very easy to write, but it still requires a lot of effort.

      • Hraesvelgr

        Oh, I don’t really mean to say it’s easy, just that the plots of the Dragon Quest games are quite simple (which I have no issues with personally, it’s part of the charm).

        You are right though, of course. All one has to do is read a bad fanfic (and not one that’s done badly on purpose) and it becomes painfully obvious that even simple stories aren’t something everyone can do.

  • krokounleashed

    well, as long as the new Dragon Quest (XI i guess) comes out on PS3/360 i don’t really care about a story. give me round-based combat, humor and the graphics of the new Ghibli-Game just revealed for PS3.

  • I’ve never heard anything about Dragon Quest for its story… then again I don’t think I know anyone that’s played a Dragon Quest game…

    • YOU GOTTA CHECK DRAGON QUEST 5, omg that story was epic

      • That’s actually the only DQ game I’ve heard anything about.

        • Heh, im the first one then lol. Anyway you may be right as well, the other DQ were normal, maybe that is why they are trying to find some new people with fresh ideas

  • Aghhh so cool!!! i wish i lived in japan to do this D:!, omg i know a couple of things i could write with those stuff xD… darn

  • Natat

    That’s… actually pretty cool idea. I would try it if I lived in Japan xD

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