Professional Conversion Programme for Game Writers



The Professional Conversion Programme (PCP) for game writers is aimed at:
  1. Developing a pool of trained writers for games.
  2. Educating the game industry on the value that writers can bring to their game design and how it will improve the quality of their games. 
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Game_Writer_Trainer_Kurt_McClung Kurt McClung has give classes in writing and narrative design for video games, comics and creative media on three continents. He shares his combined experience in the creation, development and adaptation of over 50 intellectual properties for over 20 multi-media publishers including Ubisoft, Atari, Don't Nod and Fantasy Flight Games.
Game_Writer_Trainer_Alex_Hilton Alex Hilton started writing video games in 2015, after fifteen years in political communication and speech writing in London. He has now worked on three games, including two for Ubisoft in Singapore, as well as developing card games and fairy tales.
Game_Writer_Trainer_Ian_Gregory_Tan Ian Gregory Tan is a co-founder and the creative director of Witching Hour Studios, a game development studio that specialises in narrative driven games. Their latest games, Masquerada: Songs & Shadows has garnered critical internation acclaim for storytelling.

The programme consists of:
  • 3 days intensive training.
  • 3 months of On-The-Job training with evening and weekend workshops.
  • 3 days of final training and pitching sessions to showcase your portfolio.
  • Total number of workshop training is 140 hours.
  • 322 hours of On-The-Job training if you are hired by a company.
  • Individuals and freelancers may opt to enroll only for 140 hours of workshop.
If you are selected by a participating gaming company for On-The-Job training, there is no cost to you.
If you want to join as an individual or a freelancer, the fee payable is $14,622 (GST not charged)

Registeration for the Professional Conversion Programme (PCP) for game writers has closed and the programme is underway, please look out for the next run

Click HERE and find out the what the participants has gone through during first phase of PCP Game Writers.


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Additional Information for Participating Employers


WSG Funding support for Participating Employers:

Course Fee Subsidy:
Type of Funding Target Group Funding Subsidy Remarks
Course Fee Subsidy for Classroom Training Eligible
Singaporean / Permanent Resident (SC/PR)
Standard Rate
$10,235.40 per pax
Remaining $4,386.60 to be paid by participating company upfront.
  • Eligible SC over 40 years old; OR
  • Eligible SC who is hired under a Small Medium Enterprise (SME)*

* defined as less than 200 employees and turnover of less than SGD 100 million
Enhanced Rate
Additional top-up of $2,674.60 per pax
The claim will be made by participating companies upon trainee's completion of the course via the SkillsConnect Portal.

Salary Support:
Type of Funding Target Group Funding Subsidy
Salary Support Eligible
Singaporean / Permanent Resident (SC/PR)
Standard Rate
Up to 70% of gross monthly salary, capped at $2,450 per month, for up to 3 months.
  • Eligible SC over 40 years old; OR
  • Eligible SC who is unemployed for at least 6 months
Enhanced Rate
Up to 90% of gross monthly salary, capped at $3,150 per month, for up to 3 months.

Additional Information for interested Game Writers

Who can apply

Anyone can apply, but only Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents qualify for grants. Ideally, you should have some writing experience and a passion for gaming.

How much does it cost?

If you are selected by a participating gaming company for On-The-Job training, there is no cost to you. If you want to join as an individual or a freelancer, the fee payable is $14,622 (GST not charged)