The ability to create believable and engaging game characters with which players can identify and empathise is an increasingly sought after skill. Many of the techniques used in the Film and TV industries are now being employed by game developers to shape character and story.
To that end, John has joined forces with BAFTA winning* video game veteran MARTIN KORDA – managing director of leading games consultancy and scriptwriting company VideoGameConsulting.com – to offer an unparalleled consultancy service to help video game developers get the most out of their stories and characters.
John and Martin, who worked together on Lionhead Studios’ groundbreaking Xbox 360 Kinect project Milo & Kate, offer a unique service in the fields of interactive storytelling and character empathy, and their integration into gameplay.
Martin possesses extensive experience within the field of video games development and writing, having provided design and writing advice to many of the world’s leading and most well respected developers and publishers including Electronic Arts, Sega, Ubisoft, Atari, Activision, Codemasters, Eidos, Sierra Games, THQ, Ubisoft Montreal, Disney, Nickelodeon, Bethesda, Lionhead Studios and Valve Software.
He has been a writer on numerous award winning video games including The Movies, Black & White 2, Pure and Anomaly: Warzone Earth, and was co-writer on Lionhead Studios’ groundbreaking Xbox 360 Kinect project Milo & Kate. Martin has also been a multi-time Hollywood screenwriting contest finalist with his action adventure script TX and for over a decade was one of Europe’s most widely published games journalists and critics.
*Lead writer and consultant on The Movies, winner Best Simulation BAFTA 2006.
Video Game Scriptwriting Credits
Milo & Kate
Black &White 2
Anomaly: Warzone Earth
Attack on Pearl Harbor
Hollywood Screenwriting Contests
Screenplay Festival: Finalist
Extreme Screenwriting: Finalist
Page International Screenwriting Awards: Semifinalist
All Access Screenwriting: Semifinalist
Story Pros: Semifinalist.
Credits include The Guardian, The Guinness Book of Records: Gamer’s Edition, IGN.com, Eurogamer, computerandvideogames.com, GamesIndustry.biz, PC Zone, PSW, CVG, Official Xbox Magazine, Official PlayStation Magazine, Stuff, Stuff Gamer, Xbox World, PC Format, PSG, PC Gear, Total PC Gaming, SFX, Computer Buyer, Computer Shopper and Gamezebo.com.
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