We caught up with Felice Kuan, the senior staff writer of Life is Strange: True Colors, to get some insight on writing for video games. From crafting a believable world to making player choice matter, here are Felice’s tips for game writing. Sponsored by Square Enix.
The latest entry in the critically-acclaimed series, Life is Strange: True Colors follows Alex Chen, a young woman who uses her psychic power of Empathy to absorb and manipulate the emotions of those around her, and investigate the truth behind her brother’s mysterious death.
We spoke to the game’s senior staff writer, Felice Kuan, to get some tips and advice on writing for video games. If you’re an aspiring video game writer who wants to get into writing for games, Felice offers tips on crafting a believable world, developing relatable characters, making player choice matter, collaborating with other departments such as art design and sound design, and where to find inspiration and influences for writing in games. Developed by Deck Nine and Square Enix, Life is Strange: True Colors is out now on PS4, PS5, PC, Xbox Series X and S, Xbox One and Stadia. It will arrive on Nintendo Switch later this year.