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Katarina Gyllenback's Blog

 

I’m a narrative game designer with previous experience in script- and screenwriting, TV and filmmaking direction. Having also studied computer science, I now specialize in narrative construction from a cognitive perspective. On Gamasutra, I share the posts from my site Narrative construction, exploring how to use knowledge of how our mind processes information and how to apply the knowledge to the design of meaningful and engaging game experiences. 

If you are interested, have questions and thoughts about narrative construction, please feel free to contact me via Narrative constructionLinkedIn or Twitter @gyllenback​. 

 

 

Member Blogs

Posted by Katarina Gyllenback on Wed, 29 Jan 2020 10:24:00 EST in Design, Production
A hands-on guide on how to start out in the design of an engaging and dynamic game system. The post offers an insight into the narrative and cognitive forces behind the concept of control and pacing, helping designers to organize and direct thoughts.


Posted by Katarina Gyllenback on Thu, 23 Jan 2020 10:37:00 EST in Business/Marketing, Design, Production
How to organize and direct your thoughts and feelings from a narrative and cognitive perspective in the design of an engaging and dynamic game system. What to keep an eye on when initiating the design process to avoid constraints and pitfalls.


Posted by Katarina Gyllenback on Fri, 21 Jun 2019 10:26:00 EDT in Audio, Design, Programming, Production, Art
'Putting into play' is part of a project that aims to explain, from a cognitive and narrative perspective, the hands-on approach to the design of an engaging and dynamic game system.


Posted by Katarina Gyllenback on Mon, 03 Jun 2019 10:32:00 EDT in Audio, Business/Marketing, Design, Programming, Production, Art
"Putting into play" is part of more than a one-year-long project which goal is to explain from a cognitive and narrative perspective the mind and hands-on approach to the design of an engaging and dynamic game system.


Posted by Katarina Gyllenback on Fri, 31 May 2019 10:49:00 EDT in Audio, Business/Marketing, Design, Programming, Production, Art
"Putting into play" is part of more than a one-year-long project which goal is to explain from a cognitive and narrative perspective the mind and hands-on approach to the design of an engaging and dynamic game system.


How our thinking works when putting the thoughts into play towards the desired goal in the making of an engaging and dynamic game system.



Katarina Gyllenback's Comments

Comment In: [Blog - 06/25/2019 - 10:24]

Thank you for writing about ...

Thank you for writing about pacing and how you describe the scaffolding of the player s experience from a designer s perspective. Since I wrote about pacing and control, and where I mentioned Uncharted 4, I would like to share the post that gives a narrative and cognitive perspective on ...

Comment In: [News - 10/17/2018 - 05:29]

When making this kind of ...

When making this kind of statement the risk is that the speculations about whether the game is political or not will take over.

Comment In: [Blog - 10/03/2018 - 09:40]

Thank you for a great ...

Thank you for a great text and where I really liked the last quick rules at the end.

Comment In: [Blog - 10/02/2018 - 09:09]

Good points you brought up ...

Good points you brought up concerning human interaction and the working environment. As my profession is to create conflicts I once wrote the following text and thought it could be a compliment to your helpful advice. r n r nhttps://katarinagyllenback.com/2017/10/17/where-i-work-there-are-no-conflicts/

Comment In: [Blog - 09/20/2018 - 10:00]

Thanks for a great post. ...

Thanks for a great post. I hope that many will read and learn.

Comment In: [Blog - 09/18/2018 - 10:11]

Thanks for a great post ...

Thanks for a great post