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Welcome to my realm of game and narrative design.

On this blog I’ll share with you some of my thoughts and projects according to game development. I’ll update this blog as often as I can, but it really depends on my current work load (which unfortunately means that I usually don’t have the time to update it). Usually my posts get first published on Gamasutra, before I publish them here.

Who am I?

My name is Tobias Heussner and I’m a professional computer game developer for over 15 years. My areas of expertise are game/narrative design, quest design, character development (writing), dialogue writing, script writing and level design. Currently I work for Virtual Toys in Spain as Producer and offer some of my services as Freelancer. So far I’ve worked on over 16 published games, including top-sellers like “Paws & Claws: Pet Vet”, the AAA-RPG “The Dark Eye – Drakensang” and “Drakensang Online”.

Besides my work as a game professional, I write screenplays and have developed a live role-playing system. This system has been in use for over 3 years in live role-playing events. I studied Feature Film Writing at the University of California Los Angeles Extension and also took some university classes in computer science at the Free University of Berlin and the Humboldt University of Berlin.

In the past I was part of the development team of “Drakensang Online”, which is an Action-MMORPG game. You can play it for free at: http://www.drakensang-online.com/

If you like you can read more about the shipped projects, I was part of, in my portfolio. Also you can check out my resume.

Please don’t hesitate to write me, if you’ve any questions according my blogs or if you’re interested in my services as freelancer.

This, as the title indicates, is my portfolio. Please be aware that you’ll need the Adobe Acrobat Reader to open it and that it is roughly a 2 MB download.

Here you can find my most recent resume available as pdf download. Please be aware that you’ll need the Adobe Acrobat Reader to open it.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. May 26, 2013 12:31 pm

    Good day! This is my 1st comment here so I just wanted to give a quick
    shout out and tell you I genuinely enjoy reading your articles.
    Can you suggest any other blogs/websites/forums that go over the same subjects?
    Thanks a lot!

    • July 3, 2013 7:57 pm

      Hi,

      Thanks for your kind comment.

      What kind of information are you looking for?

      Regarding game development and writing the IGDA is a good starting point (www.igda.org) It’s an international association of professional developers open to everyone. It has for example an active special interest group on game writing with a fairly active mailing list.
      Also Gamasutra (www.gamasutra.com) is another good starting point with great articles.

      I hope this helps.

      Have a great day and God bless you

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