Hi, I've been writing for years, but am now looking to write and develop games. As a beginner I have to ask...
Where do I start?
Currently I am looking to help work on short or simple games for the likes of Android/iOS etc. It doesn't seem like writers are in high demand for video games. Should I be willing to work on writing outside of the actual storyline of the game? for example, writing for the game's website, press releases, instruction manuals, etc. Would that just pigeon hole me into working on things that are not in-game, or would small developers appreciate the diversity of the things I would write?
I also want to know if there are any programs or writing formats I should become more familiar with if I want to write for video games.