Ed Stern Talks Games Writing at BAFTA and on the Internet

October 26, 2011

Splash Damage’s Lead Writer Ed ‘BongoBoy Stern is spreading the games writing gospel with an appearance at BAFTA tonight and in a less formal chat with fellow dev Tom Jubert.

Titled “Games Writers Panel: Players vs Characters”, tonight’s BAFTA event will see Ed discuss games writing with fellow scribes Jim Swallow (Deus Ex) and Rhianna Pratchett (Mirror’s Edge). The affair kicks off at 7 PM at BAFTA’s Piccadilly-based headquarters here in London. For more information and to snag a ticket, check out the BAFTA site.

Elsewhere, Ed recently had a roughly interview-like talk with fellow developer Tom Jubert. The two of them explore the mysterious depths of writing multiplayer games (which at first glance may seem impossible), Splash Damage’s humble roots, as well as the future of narrative in multiplayer. On top of that, Ed discovers some frightening parallels to last year’s iPhone smash hit Game Dev Story and at last reveals why he’s occasionally donning a shirt and suit jacket here in the office.

It’s an insightful and marvellously entertaining read – if you have even a tiny interest in these topics, we recommend taking a generous look.