Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Gamasutra - BioWare Announces Writing Contest For Industry Jobs

Gamasutra - BioWare Announces Writing Contest For Industry Jobs

And in other news - blimey. Bioware. They're ace. And they're looking for writing talent in the modding community. They rock!

3 comments:

Becky said...

I think I could knock out a few Bioware-friendly stories. Just got to get in the key elements. Main protagonist with mysterious past and probably amnesia who turns out to have god-like powers. Gang of varied adventurers, one of which is a "touched" girlie who hears voices, and one of which is a mentalist with an axe. Oh, and start the story with an innkeeper who needs his basement cleared of rats.

I think I'm a shoe-in! :-)

All credit to Bioware though, they do make great games, and I've often really enjoyed their plot twists.

kim said...

Snort - that's perfect. I've only played the two Biowares, but you're obviously a natural...

James Wallis said...

"Main protagonist with mysterious past and probably amnesia who turns out to have god-like powers" is the central character of pretty much every narrative video game since the beginning of time ever. To the building frustration of many of us.

The word-verification key for this post is "gmppfrf" which is the noise I make on discovering another "he can't remember anything but he knows he has a mission" backstory. Back in the day I got four books out of "he's a blue hedgehog, he runs very fast and he has to save the world". Amnesia as a plot device is just lazy.