“TAKE OFF EVERY ‘ZIG’!!” is a blog that aims to examine how video games tell their stories. In the interest of this goal, it will frequently analyze instances of exceptional writing in popular video games and attempt to determine why the writing is good. It will also offer up for discussion theories and ideas about how video games can tell their stories in unique ways that captivate the player and closely involve them in the narrative. In summary, this blog aims to explore some aspects of video game storytelling that its author thinks are in need of closer examination.
Mark Wilhelm is a student of creative writing and psychology at Butler University in Indianapolis. He is interested in both writing/storytelling and video games and has some ideas about how video games can tell their stories in new and exciting ways. He created this blog in hopes of networking with other aspiring game writers and making a small name for himself, with the ultimate goal of landing a job at a development studio.