Gregory Pellechi's Blog
Gregory Pellechi is Chief Storyteller at Critical Charm, a female-led VR game studio from Helsinki, Finland. He's also a writer, indie game designer, podcaster, rugby player and third culture kid. His personal work can be found at gregorypellechi.com. He is the creator and host of The Writing Game a video & podcast series about writing, storytelling and narrative design in video games.
Being big isnâ€™t all itâ€™s cracked up to be, as we've learned in developing A Giant Problem. And has necessitated some design solutions that donâ€™t immediately present themselves. Hereâ€™s a design breakdown.
Games require teamwork and if you're a game writer or developer than you need your team's support and buy-in on your work. So to help you get that here are some tools to help you sell your story to your team, your lead, your publisher or investors.
So ya got a backstory. That's nice. But have you asked yourself how that impacts your game? Why it impacts your game? And is it really necessary? Don't worry - those questions are all answered here.
Improv provides a lot of lessons for writing, creativity, team work, and even your own tabletop campaigns. But if you don't have time to take lessons, then here's a look at what you can apply to your own game writing and design.
Want to get that nifty lore across to a player, or make them aware of a plot element? Then use exposition! As ammunition. Though not as a machine gun, more like a sniper rifle.
Video games owe a lot to comic books, not just because theyâ€™re both part of nerd culture but because theyâ€™re both visual mediums doing storytelling. Here are some lessons we can learn from comic books and Stan Lee when it comes to game writing.
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His work may not be ...
His work may not be to your liking, but that doesn 't mean there isn 't wisdom in his ideas.
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Yes you 're right and ...
Yes you 're right and that was a gross generalization on my part. The convergence of conflict and plot is not a given. And for this essay I was only wanting to look at the causes of conflict from a non-narrative stand point. But I will definitely write about Kish ...
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Thanks, really appreciate it. I ...
Thanks, really appreciate it. I 'm new to the whole YouTube video thing, and I know if I spent the time to capture footage and edit that in I 'd probably do better. But it 's all a matter of focus - and writing is more my concern than creating ...