Remember the Just Cause franchise? The open-world action-adventure game published by Square Enix and developed by Avalanche Studios? If you’re assuming the Avalanche Studio new game list to be all about Just Cause 4, then you might be surprised at what you’re about to read.
Over on the studio’s official site, Avalanche has made a call out to “adults” ages 18-25 to be “the faces” of the studio’s in-game characters. Totaling 12 in all, the people selected will be visible in the currently untitled game “for years to come.”
At Avalanche Studios, we’re hard at work developing our next, as of yet unannounced, self-published title. We can’t say much about the game itself (or we’d have to kill you), but it will be created in true Avalanche Studios fashion and offer players tons of our trademark emergent, open-world action. In the game you will play as a young adult, whom we will bring to life using cutting-edge face scanning technology.
We are now looking for 12 adults, ages 18-25, to become the faces of our in-game characters. Not only will the 12 chosen ones have their likeness be visible in the game for years to come – played and enjoyed by gamers worldwide – but they will also get a chance to visit the studio. During the day, they’ll meet he development team, scan their faces, have lunch and fika (the latter is a cornerstone of the Swedish diet) and most importantly – get a bit of insight into how the magic of game development happens.
If you want a chance to take part and become the face of our next game, please read below for full details and conditions:
AVALANCHE STUDIOS IS LOOKING FOR:
- Young adults of all backgrounds and ethnicities*
- 18-25 years old
- Preferably living in/around the Stockholm area as the studio is located there. Travel will not be provided or covered.
IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE:
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the email clearly state the following:
- Full name
- Mobile phone number
- Why you would like to become a face in the next Avalanche Studios game
- Please also attach one forward facing photo and one side facing photo
The last day to apply is March 30, 2018. The studio will contact the 12 that are selected before April 7 and schedule the studio visit. The participants will be required to sign an NDA before visiting. The visit will include lunch, the aforementioned fika, some swag and a studio tour but no monetary compensation will be given.
Note that participants should be free of facial hair or any facial piercings for the scanning tech to work properly. And in case you didn’t read the entire thing above, Avalanche will not be paying for travel and boarding expenses if you ever decide to try this out.
Got what it takes to be the “face” of a future video game franchise? Go try your luck. While no other details have been shared by Avalanche, this listing has made me a whole lot curious what the studio’s doing behind closed doors.