This week I was lucky enough to present my talk ” All Together Now, a holistic approach to narrative design.” I broke down how narrative is more than just story. That strong narrative is about working together as a team and sharing inspiration. The room was full for the talks all day and the indie … Read moreTalk Slides – GDLX London – A holistic approach to narrative design
Exciting news! I’m speaking at GDLX on Wednesday 29th March in London about Holistic narrative design. I’ll be taking a whistle stop tour through narrative design and how I think applying a narrative approach leads to better games and happier teams.
I used to really dislike writing user stories and goals in my narrative design work. Compared to colleagues working in other areas of design it felt a little odd when I was writing. But the more I use them, the more I find them useful even when writing. Goals Goals should be the high level … Read moreUser and stories and goals for writing & narrative design – actually pretty useful
Since the future of Twitter is looking a little uncertain, I’ve started archiving threads on my blog. To set the scene a narrative designer has said the magic phrase ” But everything in the game is narrative!”. A steely eyed colleague/friend/spartan looks back across the void of the birdsite. They stop, smile ( even through … Read moreBattling Blocks with a narrative lens – Looking at Tetris with a narrative lens
Over Christmas, some of my friends and I binged on Hallmark Christmas. This led to us challenging each other to make up our own Hallmark Christmas film and write a scene in script format. We didn’t really have any criteria, so I went for the most generic thing I could. It hit home, how hard … Read moreHallmarkathon
After having just completed the Artful Escape. I was struck by how well it’s structured. The story is linear. Mixing exploration sections, with musical platforming and performance sections. I’ve chosen to only talk about the main structural points here. There’s a lot more to see in the main game. This is a very high-level overview.(Spoilers … Read moreThe Narrative Structure of The Artful Escape