Building A Game Writing Portfolio: PWW Assignment 3 – Short Interactive Fiction

The third and last part of the Pixelles Writing Portfolio Program assignment was making a 2-10 minute (later they modified it to 5-10) piece of interactive fiction. I wanted to make something that used an array of values, to create a random feel on replay. I also wanted to make the piece feel like a brief, interstitial moment.  I figured out the title pretty quickly: “Scam Likely.” What is a more nothing time than a phone call in this day and age? And what is more opaque than seeing “Scam Likely” on…

Building A Game Writing Portfolio: PWW Assignment 2.5 – Item Descriptions

The “extra credit” portion in the second Pixelles Writing Portfolio Program assignment was to write item descriptions. I was excited for this one as since I spent the better part of a decade writing fun!copy for things that were often incredibly similar but needed unique copy. I love writing product descriptions, enough to have written about how to do it. The assignment was to write descriptions for 10-20 items and vary the type of item. What it recommended was to consider: purpose (is this flavour text or useful info?) tone (does it fit…