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Science Fiction/Fantasy writers
Science Fiction/Fantasy writers
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Video games for inspiration?
SarahWeaver6
SarahWeaver61 year ago
Anyone else previously come from a game design and story writing background, before hopping on to writing short stories, novels, and poetry?

A lot of the science fiction and fantasy that influenced me came from: Final Fantasy, Star Ocean, Grandia, Arc The Lad, Xenogears, and other JRPGs. I recently also got into playing Roguelikes.

So initially a lot of my writing carried over from some of the video games I played, as I tried to apply them in RPG Maker. Then it later evolved in its own right to stand on its own. Until eventually morphing from the Silent Hill/Grandia cross over I was used to into writing more literary leaning Science fantasy thought pieces.

How about you?
The Virtual Shadow
The Virtual Shadow1 year ago
The thing is i want to be a game designer because of my hobby for video games. It gave me an improved imagination because of all the different worlds and genres they have, which lead to me trying my own ideas and now after several years, developed into something bigger.

Now i want to try story writing, as i feel i could make a good story for people and sharing my long time stories as well. And hopefully get them published as well.

Long story short: Video games helped shaped my imagination very well.
SarahWeaver6
SarahWeaver61 year ago
Yea I found the same thing as well. What kind of games you want to develop? I do semi-rouge-likes with semi-permanent death.When I did RPG Maker, I found adjusting to prose and linear narration strange. And yet now it's strange going back into game development. Having to unlearn certain habits.
The Virtual Shadow
The Virtual Shadow1 year ago
I focus on single player story telling. Also co-op can work. I want to be more of a game writer rather then the programmer honestly.
Manner Hall
Manner Hall1 year ago
I would definitely say use Horizon Zero Dawn, the world is so expansive that you could basically write a story about anything from its foundation.
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