On this page you’ll find an index of the documents listed in the dropdown menu on the main nav. Included are articles, essays and select blog posts that I have written over the years. Each listing contains a short summary, as well as direct links for viewing and downloading each document from this page.
A response to Janet Murray’s essay on Cyberdrama in First Person: New Media as Story, Performance and Game, edited by Noah Wardrip-Fruin, and Pat Harrigan.
Annual reports from the interactive storytelling roundtables I moderated in 2000, 2001 and 2002 at the Game Developers Conference.
An exchange of e-mails with Chris Crawford concerning what we may or may not be able to do on the bleeding edge of interactive entertainment design.
The fundamental schism between gameplay and storytelling, and why this schism will never be resolved.
A post-mortem regarding the pitfalls of script localization, and the means by which the process can be improved.
Why you shouldn’t wait for a story-generating algorithm.
A practical guide to the benefits and process of adding a storyteller to your development team.
A treatise about the foundation upon which all entertainment is built, how interactive entertainment must build upon this foundation, and the implications of meeting, or failing to meet, this obligation.