Thanks to my experience adapting badly translated Anime shows, I did the English language rewrite of “Victorious Boxers Revolution.” The game went on to become (at the time) the best-selling boxing game available for the Wii console. VBR is based on the wildly popular Anime TV show “Fighting Spirit” (which I also re-wrote several episodes of.)
At this point in time, writing for videogames (console, computer, MMOG & MMORPG) is becoming more and more interesting to me – full of fascinating challenges for any storyteller. I’m something of a gamer too. Even if I don’t have the copious spare time or the fast-twitch reflexes of the average 13 year old, if I’m stalking you in HALO, you’re in for a world of hurt.
I’ve also been messing around with text-based games using the incredibly easy (and actually fun) Twine platform. Try it out yourself, it is free.
Click on the picture below to link to a game I knocked out in about 45 minutes. See if you can find all four different endings. Warning: None of them are particularly “happy” endings.
BIG HINT: Travel “South toward the Flames” to avoid a red herring.