Need help writing a story that will work with your real world game?
There's a BIG difference between a good story and a good game story. Stories are told. Game stories are experienced.
That's why game narratives need a totally different design approach. I help card game, board game, TTRPG and other developers of real world games turn their story ideas into story experiences that will work in harmony with game mechanics.
15 minute Zoom or Discord consult = Free
Tell me your story idea and let's see if it's something I can help you develop further.
Sorry! I no longer work with digital games.
YES! LET'S TALK STORY
Narrative Strategy Development
If after the initial consultation we're happy to continue working together, we'll do a series of development sessions to create an effective narrative strategy for your game. Our aim will be to provide an enjoyable and engaging story context for the player while ensuring the game mechanics remain center-stage. After all, the players are here to play, not be told a nice story.
Step 1. Share and discuss your design documents, story ideas and current build so I can establish how narrative and mechanics will work together.
Let me see the core game play experience first, then share a summary of story concepts you have so far. I'll ask for further information as needed.
Step 2. I'll construct a narrative strategy document that cover the agreed best practices and specific techniques that will suit your game play.
All recommendations will have your current scope, game assets and team expertise in mind.
Step 3. A debrief via Google Meet or Discord where we can discuss the narrative strategy and how your narrative team can implement it.
I'm here to help your narrative team, not replace them. Sorry, I don't personally do the nuts and bolts writing these days.
Step 4. Further consultation and problem-solving as needed.
Now that I understand your game's design, I can act as a an 'on call story editor', guiding your narrative team as necessary.