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Today, I have an interview with writer Meg Jayanth!
I really appreciate Meg taking the time to answer my questions. How did you get into the games industry? I started out interning with the lovely folks at Six to Start who are now making the excellent Zombies Run!
And every so often that turns into professional opportunities as well. Do you have any stories related to being a woman in the industry — good or bad? I have mostly had a really positive experience in the industry. And this should not be business as usual.
A recent review of 80 Days had a mention of my physical appearance, which was bizarre to say the least. What does that have to do with my writing? The games industry, even much of the indie scene, is still overwhelmingly white, male, and cisgendered.
It can be a bit daunting to walk into a professional conference and be one of the few women, and one of the even fewer women of colour. Or to assimilate to the prevailing culture. The lack of representation in the AAA industry reflects in its output and its atmosphere, I think.
How did you tackle writing 80 Days? I had read Around the World in 80 Days a couple of times when I started working on the project, and then reread it as a way to start thinking about the process of adaptation. I reread and picked apart various sections as I wrote 80 Days as well, especially when I wrote the cities and the journeys that appear in the books — the Suez crossing, the Aouda encounter, the encounter with Fix in Hong Kong.
Verne has this really understated, dry irony that I wanted to capture — though Passepartout is a less reticent focal character than Phileas Fogg!
I was brought onto 80 Days early by the fantastic inkle, who really understand writing and interactive fiction, so I had a lot of time to think about how to approach the project as a whole.
I spent a lot of time researching — not just into the historical period, but also into multicultural approaches to steampunk, and airship manuals and steam technologies. I started out by sketching out the politics and structure of the world of 80 Days as a whole — the game is a heap of interconnected stories rather than one sweeping narrative.
The stories come out of the world, rather than the other way round. I really loved encountering Death in New Orleans, along with the diversity I found around every corner! To give us power and politics and agendas. There is so much fantastic stuff happening in Twine and interactive fiction, exploring ideas and perspectives largely ignored by mainstream games: You can probably tell I was on a panel on Sex in Games recently — all of those are about sex and intimacy!
The political games of mollieindustria. All of these people, and people like them, are expanding the horizons of what games can talk about. Original Sin with my partner at the moment.
I love tabletop games — people telling stories to each other, within a framework. That give and take can be really powerful, and it informs the way I write games.
Where can fans find you on the internet? My blog is at http:Around the world in eighty days Around the world in eighty days Introduction During the beginning of the 19th century, many literary works brought a great impact on the life of the people through their depiction of what was happening in the society at the time.
Around the World in Eighty Days (French: Le tour du monde en quatre-vingts jours) is a classic adventure novel by the French writer Jules Verne, published in /5().
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Titcher is a producer and writer, known for The Librarian: Quest for the Spear (), Around the World in 80 Days () and The Librarians ().