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With over 25 years of combined story and game development experience at world-class entertainment companies such as Marvel, Activision, Telltale and Lucasfilm, Evan Skolnick brings a unique perspective to narrative experiences in the games we play. He has imparted core storytelling techniques and knowledge to well over a thousand working game development professionals, and is the author of Video Game Storytelling: What Every Developer Needs to Know About Narrative Techniques. Recent game projects to which Skolnick has contributed include The Walking Dead: A New Frontier, Star Wars: Battlefront, Kubo: A Samurai Quest, and Mafia III. Prior to that he's worked on titles such as Star Wars 1313, Dying Light, Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2, The Godfather: Five Families, and dozens of others.

This article first appeared on the Game Developers Conference website, with questions posed by the conference staff. As faculty lead for Cogswell’s Game Writing Concentration, Evan Skolnick will be offering a workshop, “Storytelling Fundamentals in a Day” at the conference along with appearing on a panel geared towards new game writers called “It’s Not in the Writer’s […]

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