Story and Game Design the “final frontier” for games says Darkness II dev

Train2Game Game Designers obviously want to make careers out of creating games and writing their stories, and according to one developer it’s this section of the industry that will grow most in future.

The Darkness was one video game that featured some emotional narrative Game Design, and developers Digital Extremes want this to continue in the upcoming sequel.

And speaking to CVG, Game Director Sheldon Carter believes Game Design and storytelling will become even more prominent in the future of video game development.

“I think it’s a progression that everyone’s going to get to eventually,” he said. “I’m not trying to say we’re ahead of the curve or anything like that, that’s just the choice we made for this game.

“I think story is the final frontier for games. We’re kind of getting there tech-wise. Mechanics-wise it’s cool that we’re innovating but it’s still in the basic same themes. I think story is eventually where we’ll all end up going.”

Upcoming games that also focus on the Game Design Narrative include Uncharted 3 and Deus Ex: Human Revolution. For more on the writing and Game Design behind Uncharted 3, see the Train2Game blog.

Interested Train2Game students can also see a post that goes into great depth about the Game Design process behind Deus Ex: Human Revolution.

So Train2Game, is Game Design the final frontier? How advanced can the stories get? And which games do you believe have particularly well written narratives?

Leave your comments here on the Train2Game blog, or on the Train2Game forum.

[Source: CVG]

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