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The Game Narrative Toolbox by Ann Lemay, Jennifer Brandes Hepler, Toiya Kristen Finley, Tobias Heussner

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As a writer in games, the first thing you must internalize about writing dialogue is that its purpose is to keep the game moving forward.

Dialogue can fulfill many other purposes, including:

  • Characterization: both through choice of words in plot-related conversations and by optional, personal digressions.
  • Worldbuilding: through discussions of history and backstory. ...

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