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Game Developer & Writer

I’m an experienced narrative designer and writer, in both AAA and indie. Creatively, I’ve focused on narrative systems, strong character design, integrating gameplay and narrative, and expansive worldbuilding that supports live games. As a team member and leader, I’ve focused on developing strong collaboration between game and narrative design, as well as nurturing equitable workplaces and processes. Outside of games, I am an author and an award-nominated editor, with my writing (fiction and nonfiction) appearing in places such as Vice, Playboy, Rue Morgue, and a variety of anthologies.

I am the Narrative Director at Soft Rains, a recently founded video game studio in Toronto, Ontario.

Public Speaker & Event Organizer

Beyond my game development work, I’m an experienced public speaker, having spoken at international conferences such as GDC, PAX, Pixelatl, and many others. Additionally, I’m on the advisory board for GDC’s Independent Game Summit since 2020.

Recent Work

My recent games include Grindstone (Lead Narrative Designer), where I focused on expansive world and narrative design to support a live roadmap, as well as using gameplay to tell stories; Watch Dogs Legion (Team Lead Narrative Designer), where, in addition to working on the main game, I helped develop the vision and world updates for the post-launch strategy; and A Mortician’s Tale (Lead Writer), where I was in charge of all the in-game writing, as well as integrating the creative direction into the narrative.

My upcoming book Collaborative Worldbuilding for Video Games (CRC Press) released in March 2023.