Narrative Design and Game Writing

Scripts, Documents, Storyboards, and more
Nicki Minaj: The Empire
Mobile Celebrity RPG

Nicki Minaj: The Empire is a celebrity role-playing game for mobile devices.  The game features the music, voice, likeness, and inspiration of Nicki Minaj, the queen of rap. 

As a Narrative Game Designer for the project, I was responsible for developing the characters and world of the "Nicki-verse," writing quests, and adding content into the game using a custom script editor.

Narrative Game Designer

- Game Writing        - Game Design

- Narrative Design   - Scripting/Staging

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Writing for Nicki

The story of Nicki Minaj: The Empire centers on themes such as the highs and lows of fame as well as the enduring power of love, friendship, and faith in oneself.

Sample Quest Documents

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Koaliwood Star
Sample Narrative Document

I created this document as part of my application to Glu Mobile. 

Click the link below to join Kole, and intrepid young koala, on his journey to becoming the zoo's biggest star! He's got to be careful though, the world is full of those who would take away the things that he values the most.

This quest was partially inspired by amazing images created by some great artists. Click the link below to see their Etsy page.

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ROBOTO
Sample Script and Documentation

ROBOTO is a concept for a science-fiction game that I created for a number of writing assignments at the Vancouver Film School Game Design Program.  Included here is a dialogue script sample, a level breakdown, and a game design document.

The story of ROBOTO follows the adventures of Robbie the Robot.  Robbie must seek out the lost superweapon ROBOTO, the only thing that can defeat the hordes of nano-bots that have devastated the solar system. 

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Forerunner
Story Panels

I made these story panels to tell the legend of the Forerunner.  They appear at the beginning and end of the game.

The Story Panels use assets from the game's levels and UI, and tell a story of a civilization in decline.  The only way to rejuvinate the land is to summon the Phoenix, who will remake the world.

 

A lone runner is sent on a quest to light the 25 sacred shrines littered throughout the five worlds.  Once all the fires are lit, the Phoenix will come at last.

 

The story ends with the death of the runner.  Her quest complete, she must pass on so that the new world can take root.  However, all that dies will live again, and the runner is sure to return one day.

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Ninja Kitty
Story Panels and Item Descriptions

The writing that I did for this game ranged from app store game descriptions, to weapon/item descriptions, to the content of the story panels that the player sees at the beginning and end of the game.  

 In the story of the game, Shadow the Ninja Kitty sets out on a journey through five worlds to rescue the kidnapped Royal Kittens.