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Xavier Penin's Blog   Expert Blogs

 

Xavier Penin is currently Gameplay Director at Tactical Adventures, with 23 years experience in the video game industry, in game producing, storytelling and game design, including 17 years at Ubisoft and now working in indie Paris based studio Tactical Adventures.

 

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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: [News - 08/23/2021 - 12:00]

Knowing Gamasutra was about games ...

Knowing Gamasutra was about games always made me feel like an...insider. I liked that you could do serious stuff and have a funny name, but I guess it has to happen. It will be part of History, and something we 'll tell our trainees who won 't believe it. The ...

Comment In: [Blog - 07/31/2017 - 10:16]

Hey Max, it 's great ...

Hey Max, it 's great to see that I 'm not alone in this world : r n r nIndeed, most of the people I met in the industry hate paperwork and state they 're here to make games , not write documents. True...but how many months are lost in ...

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 ...