Jo Berry & Paula Rogers


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Today we've got Jo (writer of games and short stories, and has written on Star Wars: The Old Republic, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Mass Effect: Andromeda, and is currently at EA working on an unannounced project) and Paula (writing lead and story editor on Neo Cab. She's also adapted Let’s Play from Webtoon into an animated series and has had her fiction and essays featured in outlets like Salon, the Austin Film Festival, and more) talking with us about masters degrees, delivering criticism, the most helpful piece of feedback they've ever received, how they like to collaborate with others, things they've appreciated in games that might go generally unnoticed, keeping track of branching stories and how to maintain consistency and pacing, when to stop writing, parody games, writing tests that best represent their skills, whether games are too focused on learning from Hollywood blockbusters, the last story that surprised them, and more!

Our Guests on the Internet

Jo's Twitter

Paula's Twitter and Website

Stuff We Talked About

Star Wars: The Old Republic

Neo Cab

Doom (2016)

Portal 2


The Pomodoro Technique

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

Dance Dance Revolution

Portrait of a Lady on Fire

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance

Our theme music was created by Isabella Ness, and our logo was created by Lily Nishita.

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