Video games have been part of my life for almost as long as I can remember. I started with the Atari 2600 sometime in the very early eighties, when I was maybe four or five years old. The first game I can remember playing is Haunted House, with Adventure soon following. As an adult, I have worked in the video game industry as both a web developer/journalist (GameSpy, Crispy Gamer) and a game developer (I contributed textures and other graphics to Unreal Tournament 2003 and 2004). I continue to find time to play games even now, though they often have to take a back seat to my writing and other projects.
Someday, I'm going to release a novel called Parasite and a video game that is also called Parasite. They will both be set in the same time and place but star two different groups of people. Yes, I have a design document written for the game and a full plot in mind for the novel. Yes … I am a huge nerd.
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Video Game Writing
My Top 10 Games Ever
As you can see, I have a taste for story-driven, exploration-based experiences. And a weakness for first-person shooters.