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Alex Irvine on Writing for Facebook Games

Today on the Morning Media Menu, we talked with Alex Irvine, the writer behind Marvel: Avengers Alliance, the first Facebook game from Marvel Comics.

Follow this link to watch a trailer for the upcoming title that will compete with popular Facebook games like Farmville. Irvine shared tips for aspiring video game writers–you can explore the growing field in our Best Video Game Writing of the Year feature.

Here’s an excerpt from the interview: “There are a lot of social games out there, as this game gets going, I think there is going to be a lot of opportunities coming. I would expect to see a lot more games like this. I also think, because the gaming space is changing so fast, that a lot of writers are going to see what sort of opportunities are out there in new hybrid forms between prose and animation, gaming and comics. It’s all going to get mashed together, remixed and recombined in lots of interesting ways over the next few years.”

He concluded: “Social gaming space is moving fast, this game is one early example of what you can do. I would expect to see a lot more games like this for people who want to do this, I would say give it a try.”

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