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Indie Video Games for Writers

If you’re a writer, you may not have a lot of time to devote to playing video games. But this article on E. M. Welsh’s blog suggest that there are 10 indie video games that writers should play. As she explains, “engaging with new mediums is essential to improving your abilities as a storyteller in general – not just as a writer of novels or plays or even poetry. However, video games come with a different perception than books, films and plays do because oftentimes video games bring something new to the table – combat, strategy and other problem-solving skills.”

These games run the gamut in terms of their subject matter, so not all of the games are likely to appeal to all writers. But if you can, try something a little outside of your normal comfort zone to see what sort of ideas that might give you!

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