Internships

We offer paid internships at our Waterloo office for anyone interested in a career in games, with particular emphasis on (a) game design and narrative and (b) art.

Applications are now open for Spring/Summer 2017. 

The first available placements will be in April, and we expect to schedule up to the end of September during this application window. Applications will close on 6th March, 2017, unless all positions are filled before then.

You don’t need any previous experience or qualifications. Our internships are open to anyone aged 18 or above. We’re particularly interested to hear from women applicants, applicants of a black or minority ethnic background, and applicants who are LGBTQIA+.

The internships are paid, and can be part-time or full-time. We usually offer two weeks with the option to extend by agreement, but we’re flexible (and the initial period will be longer if you’re doing this part-time).

General Requirements

Familiarity with our games and a compelling reason for choosing Failbetter. You don’t have to be a hardcore Fallen London player! But if you aren’t interested in games with an emphasis on stories and good writing, we probably won’t be a good fit for you.

A demonstrable interest in making games or in the games industry.

You must be eligible to work in the UK.

You’ll need to be 18 or over. (If you’re younger, we may be able to offer you a work experience placement.)

How to Apply

To apply, write to internships@failbettergames.com, with the following information in the body of your email:

  • Your area of interest;
  • Your availability;
  • What makes you eligible to work in the UK (if this isn’t obvious);
  • Why you’d like to undertake an internship with us, what you hope to gain from it, and what you might be able to contribute.

If you have a CV or LinkedIn profile, send that too. Finally, depending on your area of interest:

Design and narrative: something that displays your aptitude for writing or designing games. A link to a playable, finished game or mod is ideal, but we’re also happy to consider design documents, extracts from works in progress, blog posts, reviews, or other relevant materials.

Art: a link to your portfolio. We’ll be looking for good digital illustration skills with a particular emphasis on strong composition, and the ability to work in a style sympathetic to the themes and existing art of the Fallen London universe.

Please don’t attach a separate cover letter.

Questions?  Our FAQ may help; if you can’t find the answer there, feel free to email us.  Finally, here’s some general advice about what we’re looking for.