Game Lore

Here is an idea I had for the Lore of game in my Writing for Games Course. The planet of Olara was once a beautiful place of sprawling mountain ranges, breathtaking oceans, vast shorelines, and millions of species of plants and animals.  In the time before the spawn of A. I. and the Techno Organic Virus,…

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Writing For Games

Open Worlds Here is an assignment I wrote regarding World Building in Writing for Games: Planet: Olara             In the not too distant future, the planet Olara (O-La-Ra) is ravaged by a Techno-Organic Virus.  Ninety percent of the planet has been taken over by A.I. that has assimilated all of the planet’s resources into binary code.  Seventy-Five percent…

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Stressful times and finding balance.

I recently returned to work after being home for eight weeks on paternity leave after my wife gave birth to our second child. Getting back into the swing of balancing, commuting, work, kids, household duties, hosting a podcast, developing another one, and school has been a real challenge. I developed a method and workflow that…

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Character Analysis and Personalities

Enneagram Looking at the Enneagram model, I gravitated to “The Giver,” type two.  When thinking about the internal journey Ben must take to realize his goals and spark out on adventure, I thought about what it would be like for someone who is the opposite.  The Giver is someone who cares more for others than they do…

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The Art of Visual Storytelling

So we are coming to end of the month and of another course in the MFA. The Art of Visual Storytelling with Professor Michael Merriam was really an eye opening course. I truly enjoyed it. It was challenging, fast paced, engaging, exciting, and funny. If this is what I have to look forward to I…

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