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L.W. Flouisa from Tennessee is reading More Murakami May 17, 2014 - 8:39pm

I wanted to ask this in the other thread, but didn't want to piggy back. As someone who used to make 2D psuedo-JRPGs a very long time ago (hard as hell getting back into it), is there as much of a stigma about video games in the literary community as there used to be?

Or was there every one? When I was eighteen I wanted to do "art games." But gave that up that venture for short story writing.

I might do a visual novel later.

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Kirk from Pingree Grove, IL is reading The Book Of The New Sun May 19, 2014 - 7:09am

I don't know if there is a stigma, so to speak. In fact, in recent years, there are several game writers who have risen to a certain level of respect that I think is new in the space. For example, Ken Levine of Bioshock fame, Tim Schafer of Double Fine Games and Amy Hennig of Uncharted. And what I think is neat is they all have very distinct voices. 

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L.W. Flouisa from Tennessee is reading More Murakami May 19, 2014 - 9:34am

There were games in the past I've wondered about. I mean they have genre aspects I guess, but the first thing I thought about wasn't "they are X dystopia, with this specific love triangle."

Which reminds me, I'm way behind on my internet simulator.