The problem with titles or credits in the game industry, is there are so many titles to describe the same type of work. The problem with game writing is the same title can describe different types of work! Check out the continuation of our look at game writers (Part 1 here), with the artistic goodness of our friend Chris Avellone.
Very into dialog and story and may get cranky if you say s/he is a designer. Despite that, may also design
Known for: Good dialog, story and a sort of nationalistic pride in the writing profession and all things written
Terribly confusing moniker for game journalist or game reviewer, leading to consternation in conversations involving game writers of all types
Known for: Writing reviews, feeling guilty about taking swag from PR people, and questioning the quality of games journalism regularly
Someone who writes story as well as designs aspects of the game. Considers him/herself the salt of the Earth, but probably looks down on mere writers (just kidding. mostly)
Known for: Putting first whichever word will more likely get him/her the job
Unfortunately, you can’t easily tell different types of writers apart, leading to confusion at parties:
But on the job, the best writers work in a team.