This is a question I hear a lot. It seems like many, many people would like to be paid to write for video games. Hey, who am I to argue? I love being a game writer! But how does one become a successful, published, paid (like, with real money) game writer? The simple answer is, there is no simple answer. Game writers (and narrative designers) come from many different backgrounds, and the paths that led them into these unusual roles are equally diverse. Some game writers were s
As the COVID-19 pandemic forced hundreds of millions into relative isolation, I was consulted for a Newsweek article on the topic of the possible therapeutic effects of calming, social video games like Animal Crossing.