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Award-winning game developer and screenwriter, and founder of indie studio Modern Storyteller. Currently working The Forgotten City, a stand-alone re-imagining of the wildly popular mod.

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Posted by Nick Pearce on Mon, 17 Dec 2018 11:10:00 EST in Business/Marketing, Production, Indie
So you’ve made a mod, you’ve heard of the incredible success of mod-to-indie transformations like PUBG & Team Fortress 2, and you’re thinking about transforming your mod into a stand-alone game. Here's what I've learned, making The Forgotten City.

Posted by Nick Pearce on Mon, 08 Oct 2018 04:07:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Design, Production, Indie
Before I founded Modern Storyteller and began making our game, The Forgotten City, I was working as a legal and strategy advisor to a multi-billion dollar tech company. Yes, that is a bizarre career change. So why did risk my career to make video games?

Posted by Nick Pearce on Mon, 12 Jun 2017 12:10:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Design, Production, Art, Console/PC
The announcement of Bethesda's Creation Club has awoken community concerns and confusion about the return of "paid mods". This article is a level-headed critical evaluation of the most common arguments for and against the new system.

Posted by Nick Pearce on Fri, 29 Jul 2016 09:58:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Console/PC, Serious
Bethesda now has a more compelling business case than ever to resurrect its controversial paid mods system ("Paid Mods 2.0"), with its cross-platform mod system, But it has a narrow window of opportunity.