Project Tempest
Project Tempest
Jun 5, 2022
Ed McRae III - Trilogy complete!
Play • 1 hr 4 min

Ed McRae is a Kiwi writer of dark fiction and narrative designer for video games, including the hit online RPG Path of Exile. Ed’s books Narrative Design for Writers and Narrative Design for Indies are essential reading for anyone interested in modern storymaking. 

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(00:00) - Introduction

(00:31) - Grimstone: Writer’s block and creative constraints

(14:58) - Content creation: Quantity versus quality

(24:48) - Creative careers with financial stability

(28:36) - Challenge versus relaxation in gaming. 

(33:20) - Ambition and world building over time. (Tron, Neuromancer, Otherlands)

(36:58) - Metaverse and NFTs. 

(51:54) - Cyberspace advancements

(54:14) - Traditional versus indie publishin

(59:22) - Future obstacles and opportunities: Traditional storytelling and marketing in Web3 

(1:01:26) - Finishing up 

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Producer for this episode is Kearin Armstrong, production assistant is Prea Millar.

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