storytelling

Rogue Legacy: One of the Most Important Stories of 2013

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Rogue Legacy. Have you heard of it? Likely not.

An independent video game released by Cellar Door Games (consisting of brothers Kenny and Teddy Lee), Rogue Legacy is, for lack of a better descriptor, a ball-buster of a game. Taking inspiration from both platforming titles and the classic roguelike genre, your goal as a player is to traverse a procedurally generated castle that changes its internal shape each time that it is entered. But we’re not here to talk about game mechanics, we’re here to talk about story. (more…)

NaNoWriMo Panic? Don’t!

So NaNo starts tomorrow, and you know you want to, and you know you have 1,667 words to knock out every single day, and there’s also work, and school, and kids and friends and lovers and ….

Deep breath.

November is a tough time to embark on a writing marathon, and the NaNo folks know that.  That’s why this NaNo is about quantity, not quality. Just put your head down and write to the finish. But what if you don’t want to spend all that time writing something that is just about word count? What if you want to do some storytelling, too?

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