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Apr 4 2021 Anchor

I've been working on a game prototype for quite some time and have managed to take care of most of the creative side on my own.

One of the things I have to admit to myself I cannot do is write a compelling story. I know I need help with this, my own attempts are dull and flat.

I can make lists of events and work out when to introduce mechanics but I can't give it life, coherence or character development.

Could anyone recommend any resources specifically focused on writing for a game or would an experienced writer have any tips to share? I'm thinking I'll need to hire someone to write for me but then I worry that it will go in a direction I dislike or the writer will turn out to be no better than my hacky attempts. Typical anxiety.

Apr 5 2021 Anchor

Relax yourself couple of days in nature with few cartoons in your pockets. Try to think abnormally, some kind of black humor and ideas will start coming to you. But be warned, if you look to long at abyss, it will return regards too. So what is it about, start to think out of box and attack the same problem with different angle every time. Be brutal, story should be mysterious, but not predictable. Use "The walking dead" system, keeping in mind that everything is mortal til end of the game. Use multiple endings for your game, many ways, some kind of sandbox, free play where any decision has it`s own consequences and so on.

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