Ken Levine’s Narrative Ambitions


Ken Levine, co-founder of Irrational Games and creator of BioShock, talks about video game writing and his goals for advanced storytelling in games.

By the way, Ken is writing the screenplay for WB’s remake of LOGAN’S RUN.

Thanks to Scott Cierski for suggesting this topic.

Mentioned in this episode:

Ken’s talk about “Narrative Legos”

Irrational Games
Bioshock Infinite
The Sims
Gone Home

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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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