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Should Junot Diaz Voice a ‘Comedy Shooter’ Video Game?

The NY Observer just profiled writers attempting to break into the lucrative video game market. The article featured journalist Tom Bissell (author of Extra Lives: Why Video Games Matter) talking about a shooter game project he dreamed up with his partner.

We would love to play this: “[They] have been shopping around a ‘comedy shooter,’ complete with mission and design documents, which detail gameplay, and concept art. They’ve been kicking around the idea of asking Junot Diaz to voice the main character, because Mr. Bissell is fond of the nerd-friendly author’s performances at readings.”

The story included interviews with novelist Alex Garland and journalist N’Gai Croal about the genre. Garland offered the frank assessment that “it’s bloody difficult” to break into the industry. If you want to read more, check out our How to Write for Video Games feature.

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