Writing for Video Games


James talks to Jerry Bonner, a screenwriter who switched to writing for video games.

Check out Jerry’s articles at HNGN.

Jerry’s Twitter

Games mentioned include:

Ride to Hell

Prisonscape   (coming in 2015)


The Legend of Zelda

Mass Effect 2

Mass Effect 3

Half Life

Super Mario Brothers


Metal Gear Solid

Red Dead Redemption

Gone Home

Papers Please


By the way, listeners, we’re going to be talking about GONE GIRL in about 3 weeks. So if you haven’t read it or seen the movie, you might want to check it out!

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More about this show, for new listeners:

This is a creative writing podcast and a screenwriting podcast. In The Narrative Breakdown, Cheryl Klein, James Monohan, and other guest co-hosts discuss storytelling tips and techniques of interest to any writer, student, or fan of quality creative writing, screenwriting, playwriting, fan fiction, English literature, etc. Each episode, Cheryl and James draw upon their respective experiences in publishing and filmmaking to analyze popular novels, movies, plays, television shows, short stories, and song lyrics. Featuring various co-hosts and writers, as well as material from Cheryl Klein’s book ‘Second Sight’ and James’ iPhone app ‘The Storyometer.’



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