I excel in the art of constructing a narrative as well as presenting a story. I love the process of creating/building fictional characters, worlds, and conflicts that can hold together a game.
My personal interest lies in achieving a state of harmony between the gameplay and the game narrative. I believe games hold tremendous untapped potential for storytelling and it is my lifelong desire to design and deliver immersive fictional player experiences through games.
I also engage in thinking and speculating on various topics like history, mythology, science fiction, the purpose of life, human intelligence, social behavior, emotions, astrophysics, the nature of time and the NBA.
What I bring to the table
Professional Fiction Writing
Having authored a Fiction Novel and worked at an Animation Company as a Story Writer, creating fictional narratives is definitely my strong suit.
Familiarity and Passion for Games
I believe that Games as a medium for storytelling are underrated. I am driven by the desire to explore the far reaches of games and design immersive fictional experience through them.
Game Development and Narrative Design Experience
I have pursued a Masters Degree in Digital Game Design (NID, Bangalore) and an exchange semester in B.A Game Design (ZhDK, Zurich). I worked on multiple projects relating to narratives, character design, Unity game engine, cinematography, game balancing, and level design. I hold a strong understanding of the process of game design and development.
Narrative Design Critique and Analysis
I excel at analyzing narrative structures (Games, novels and movies). It comes naturally to me to be able to identify poor design. I am also good at identifying hooks that immerse audiences.
Emotional Motivation and Interpersonal Communication
I am an excellent facilitator for Interpersonal Communication, be it a one to one conversation or even addressing a group. I embrace the opportunities to connect with people of varied backgrounds and understand their views and belief systems.
Acting and Dramatics
Adobe Premiere Pro
Design Analysis & Critique