Borderlands 3 Narrative Design: Typhon DeLeon, the First Vault Hunter

The following article contains major spoilers for Borderlands 3. I wasn't sure whether fans would love or hate Typhon DeLeon. After all, the Vault Hunter is one of the most pervasive myths in the Borderlands Universe. It's an aspiration.…

Storytelling in Video Games: It's Dangerous to go Alone!

Legend of Zelda (Nintendo, 1986) As a video game writer, you will draft mission scripts, battle dialogue, in-game text, and maybe a trailer or two. Hopefully you’ll have a seat at the table during pre-production, and throughout…

Indie to AAA: Notes from a Video Game Writer

Being a professional video game writer is one of the best jobs around. Period.  I’d love to see the look on my six-year-old self’s face if I told him I’d be writing video games one day. But here’s the real talk. The path to…