From the Inside Flap
"David Freeman is one of the few people I know who has successfully bridged the emotionally rich world of linear media and story with the structurally demanding world of interactive games."
- Will Wright, creator of "The Sims"
"I can't imagine a developer who wouldn't benefit from learning the lessons Freeman offers in these pages."
- Warren Spector, Studio Director of Ion Storm, developer of "Deus Ex" and "Deus Ex: Invisible War"
"David Freeman brings to bear the tools of a writer expert at his craft, providing a blueprint for taking video games to the next level. This is an important and valuable book for any game designer."
- Raph Koster, Chief Creative Officer of Sony Online Entertainment; Creative Director of "Star Wars Galaxies"
About the Author
Coming from a background as a Hollywood screenwriter and screenwriting teacher, David Freeman has become one of the world¹s authorities on bringing emotion into games. David, along with his game design and writing consultancy The Freeman Group, is currently working, or has worked, as a designer and/or writer on games for Electronic Arts, Vivendi Universal Games, Atari, Activision, Microsoft Game Studios, Ubi Soft, 3D Realms, and others. In "Beyond Structure," his renown writing course, he has taught executives and game designers from many of the world's top game publishers and development studios--as well as the writers, producers, and key players behind such films and TV shows as "Lord of the Rings," "Austin Powers," "Good Will Hunting," "Minority Report," "The X-Files" and many others. As a writer and producer, David has had scripts and ideas bought or optioned by MGM, Paramount, Columbia Pictures, Castle Rock, and many other film and television companies.