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Alice Rendell's Blog


Narrative designer currently working at Massive Entertainment in Sweden. Previous projects include The Descendant and Zodiac: Orcanon Odyssey. Focuses on game design analysis, storytelling and bringing more diversity into games. 



*Note: My opinions are my own and do not represent those of my employer.


Member Blogs

Posted by Alice Rendell on Wed, 07 Jan 2015 06:31:00 EST in Design, Console/PC
A comparison between the different methods of storytelling in 'Child of Light' and 'Valiant Hearts'.

Posted by Alice Rendell on Thu, 21 Aug 2014 09:03:00 EDT in Design, Console/PC
An exploration of what players want in regards to game characters and how we can create more diversity.

Posted by Alice Rendell on Thu, 03 Apr 2014 09:11:00 EDT in Design, Console/PC, Indie
A look at how games based on realistic portrayals of life can still create unique and powerful stories.

Posted by Alice Rendell on Wed, 29 Jan 2014 11:38:00 EST in Business/Marketing, Design, Production
The conversation about women in the games industry is coming through loud and clear. But what can we do about it and more importantly what should we do about it?

Posted by Alice Rendell on Thu, 04 Apr 2013 09:18:00 EDT in Design
A philosophical look at some of the reasons people like to play games.

Posted by Alice Rendell on Tue, 29 Jan 2013 12:29:00 EST in Design
How games can be used as a means of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and help us to change the way we think.

Alice Rendell's Comments

Comment In: [Blog - 01/07/2015 - 06:31]

It 's a fair point, ...

It 's a fair point, but I liked how the collection items were actually things you would logically find in that environment, I just wasn 't always sure why I wanted to be keeping them. It bugs me in other games where the collection items don 't seem logical. For ...

Comment In: [Blog - 08/21/2014 - 09:03]

I don 't think it ...

I don 't think it is always necessarily about playing someone who exactly represents you it is just an issue of diversity in general and giving players the option to not just play as the generic white male, regardless of who that player is. It 's more about variety and ...

Comment In: [Blog - 04/03/2014 - 09:11]

You 're right I don ...

You 're right I don 't exactly end up answering the question So why is it that the fantastic and the grand are still dominating game scenarios , mainly because I don 't know and I think it is a topic that isn 't considered much. My personal belief is ...

Comment In: [Blog - 12/11/2012 - 04:43]

I think the last section ...

I think the last section is really important. Often tutorials are very text heavy due to we the developers wanting to communicate as much of the backstory as possible. Personally, I don 't feel this is neccessary and is a mistake I see in lots of social games. Firstly, you ...

Comment In: [Blog - 12/06/2012 - 04:24]

This issue of choice in ...

This issue of choice in games has always fascinated me in the same way that free will and determinism discussions do in religion and philosophy. If everything is predestined then how do we apply free will. The point about Unless you re a stuntman or a psychopath, you open the ...

Comment In: [Blog - 12/03/2012 - 04:04]

Completely agree Especially these points: ...

Completely agree Especially these points: The idea will seem so much better that you will want to drop your current project and start that new idea immediately, however, think carefully before you do this. and If you 're not careful, the game can bloat to several times its size during ...