I'm a freelance writer, designer, and game developer. My name is Will Hindmarch, and this is a notebook I keep on the web.
"Functionally, dialog-heavy extended gameplay monsters like Mass Effect bear the same relationship to visual storytelling games like Journey that a rhesus monkey does to a six-gilled shark: They’re related, if you go back far enough, and they share a few design basics, but their practical needs are very different."
— Richard Dansky, speaking truth about Video Game Stories
Above are two of my concept paintings for the “Perfect Mom” game!
I loved this film and was delighted to see Kevin Dart’s art in it. (I’ve been inspired by Dart’s work for years and have used his illustrations as writing prompts in the past.) This a terrific look at the design of these elements.
After months of development, we’re pleased to announce that Storium Alpha 2 has just launched!
Alpha 2 is the latest playtest of Storium, the online storytelling game. It incorporates much of what we’ve learned from our prior playtest, and it’s a big change. Alpha 2 rethinks several of the game’s key mechanics, with the goal of making Storium faster, easier and more fun to play.