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Justin Bortnick's Blog


Hi.  I’m Justin.  I’m currently a Ph.D. candidate in the English department at the University of Southern California, where I work on narrative and intersections with new media.  I also make video games and podcasts.  Currently working on Frog Fractions 2 at Twinbeard Studios.  I’m good friends with elves so beware. test

I'm totally on the internet and have a tweet machine too!


Member Blogs

Posted by Justin Bortnick on Thu, 11 Apr 2019 10:44:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Serious
A reflection on the motivation for helping organize the upcoming Narrative Games Conference, NarraScope.

Posted by Justin Bortnick on Mon, 11 Apr 2016 02:33:00 EDT in Design, Serious
This essay draws upon critical works and provides analysis of the narrative structures of different games so as to demonstrate that meaning in games arises from interaction between player and designer.

Posted by Justin Bortnick on Thu, 17 Dec 2015 01:14:00 EST in Design, Console/PC
In this essay, I discuss the evolution of epistolary fiction from its early days in novels through modern incarnations in video games.