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Beyond the Game: Narrative Design Director Leah Hoyer

The video game equivalent to six seasons and a movie is a broad game franchise, mobile spin-offs, physical books, and some sweet swag. With the high cost of AAA production, it pays for development and publishing houses to invest in transmedia projects that take the game lore off the screen and into the hands of fans who aren’t hardcore gamers. Thinking about how to expand a game franchise off the screen is part of Leah Hoyer’s job.

Infinite Possibilities: Ken Levine

These days, Ken Levine is getting back to the proverbial drawing board. During his periodic five-hour walks with Andres Gonzalez, the lead level designer on BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea, the pair ponder gaming’s more nebulous questions. Do game narratives need to be linear? Can designers give players the power to rearrange and customize storylines?

Characters Welcome: Jill Murray on Narrative Design in 'Assassin's Creed'

It started with a confiscated passport. While researching her upcoming novel—a story about rival coffee traders on a mission through Ethiopia—Canadian author Jill Murray took a research trip to the African country. It didn’t go quite as planned.

Write Now: Narrative Designer Chris Avellone

No experience? No money? No industry connections? Don’t sweat it, says Obsidian Entertainment creative director Chris Avellone. If you want to make games or break into the gaming field as a writer, get started right now. No excuses.

Richard Dansky: Game Writing and Tom Clancy

"Ghost Recon: Future Soldier" Copyright Red Storm Entertainment/UbisoftGhost Recon: Future Soldier” Copyright Red Storm Entertainment/UbisoftThis past October, thriller writer Tom Clancy died at age 66, leaving us a legacy of best-selling novels, film adaptations, and game spinoffs. Even with the novelist’s passing, Richard Dansky will continue that legacy.

Technical Writer

Working closely with the software engineers and systems engineers, technical writers are responsible for creating numerous forms of documentation; these include online help pages, user manuals, internal design specifications, and similar publications. Their primary task is to distill large amounts of technical instruction and jargon into clear, detailed documents that accurately describe the functions and components of pertinent technologies.

Quantic Dream

David Cage, a professional musician and game designer, established the French game development studio in 1997. Today, Cage serves as President of Quantic Dream with CEO Guillaume de Fondaumière.

Game Writer

Story has become an integral part of creating an exciting gameplay experience; to craft a rich, compelling narrative, game developers employ writers (in-house or freelance) to collaborate with the design team from concept to shipment.