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Pitfall! What writers and videogame designers need to know about each other

Monday, May 20, 2013

2:00 PM-3:30 PM

In 2008, the Writers Guild of America presented its first award for Outstanding Achievement in Videogame Writing, and that same year the "New York Times" added "Video Games" as a distinct feature of its Arts section.  In the five years since, many successful authors have gone "Game" the way authors of past generations went "Hollywood."  As writers work with game studios, what do they need to know about video game design and its processes?  Inversely, what do designers need to understand about writing and its processes?  Where do design and writing intersect?  Where do they diverge?  This panel will bring together video game writers, journalists, and designers to discuss these questions and more.
Moderators:  Marshall Warfield and Nicole Kline
Panelists:  Christopher Grant, William Stallwood
Nicole Kline is the Senior Editor at Warp Zoned.
Amanda Lange is a game blogger and designer, currently living in Pittsburgh PA.  She has worked on social games, serious games, and has taught game design and writing classes.  She is a regular contributor to and