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The Spy Next Door: Navid Khonsari

Navid KhonsariNavid KhonsariNavid Khonsari is taking more than just a professional risk with his new game. Years after leaving Rockstar Games, where he worked as a director on multiple shoot-‘em-up titles in the Grand Theft Auto and Max Payne series, Khonsari is aiming to bring players closer to real-life action.

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.