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Xavier Penin is a designer with a 15 years experience in the video game industry, with experience in game producing, storytelling and rational game design. After a few years as an internal consultant for Ubisoft, working on internal titles, he switched to third party production and is currently lead game designer and associate producer at Ubisoft Partners EMEA.


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Posted by Xavier Penin on Mon, 02 Sep 2013 05:32:00 EDT in Design, Console/PC
The story of a video game story, from two very different angles : writer and producer.

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Comment In: [Blog - 09/02/2014 - 10:18]

Very interesting topic. I think ...

Very interesting topic. I think lots of experiments have been done and that there is still room for more. I have my own favorite topics when it comes to that: r n r n- Alpha protocol and its time limited answers provided an incredible thrill to interactive dialogs, but also ...

Comment In: [News - 09/03/2013 - 02:14]

I finally played the game ...

I finally played the game and had a few tries at it. r n r nIt 's indeed very dry and bleak, but what 's compelled me is the reaction it triggers for everyone who played. Lots of discussions about what did you do in this or that situation , ...

Comment In: [Blog - 09/02/2013 - 05:32]

Thanks for your comments. Obviously, ...

Thanks for your comments. Obviously, returning to the Wild West was a no-brainer : r n r nThe outrageous success of the PC version would be worth a complete discussion, because the lead version was the X360 one, and the PC ends up as a major platform for the title. ...

Comment In: [News - 08/30/2013 - 06:31]

The damsel in distress is ...

The damsel in distress is indeed a very...tricky trope. Story experts from all the world might tell that it 's an obvious, always-working idea...and it is, but it certainly calls for a twist. r n r nI 've always been fond of the idea that you could present a damsel ...