As the category suggests, this is very much off topic and I’m looking for opinion on an event that happened in my life just recently.
So, I am a writer. I love to write and play games; those are my passions. Well just a few days ago I stumbled upon a small indie game studio looking for a writer. I’d kickstarted their game a few months back and now they’re looking for an author to help with some stuff so, naturally, I applied giddy with excitement… and was accepted into the fold a few days later.
I cannot say much due to signing an NDA but I was reading through the basic outline and plot lines and what was expected of me, the style I would need to write in, etc, when I came across something that (excuse my vagueness) crossed a moral line for me as a writer and a gamer. The story is meant to be harsh but it was just too far for me and I felt I didn’t want to contribute and have my name there alongside it (personally I don’t even think it should be in any game).
So I turned it down. This was my dream job; writing not just professionally but for a real game studio. I was torn between my own morals and ideals and the dream of having my first published work be in a game for thousands to see.
My question to you all is would you have done the same? Could you move past your own morals and go on with the job or would you give up possibly your one and only chance at your dream job?