Recent posts by MyGreenFrog on Kongregate

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Topic: General Gaming / The Last Door Walkthrough(s)

Yeah, I took a long time, stuff to do, job, university, you know.

Next one!

http://kongcg.blogspot.de/2014/04/the-last-door-chapter-2-memories.html

 
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Topic: General Gaming / The Last Door Walkthrough(s)

Just wanted to let you know: I uploaded a detailed walkthrough for the first chapter of “The Last Door” on Kongregate Collective Guides.

http://kongcg.blogspot.de/2014/02/the-last-door-chapter-1-letter.html

I plan to do the same for the second and third chapter. I’ll let you know via this thread when the walkthroughs are finished.

 
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Topic: Collaborations / The Warsaw Ghetto

Pretty heavy stuff; are you sure the Holocaust is a subject you want to tackle with your first game? By the way: IS this your first game? Have you done one before? What role would you play in developing the game? Coder, Artist, Writer, Sound …
Your idea sounds interesting. I’m a freelance journalist and writer from Germany. So, you can get some first-hand Nazi information from me. ;) I would like to help with the writing/editing/proofreading, if that is of any interest to you. English is not my mother tongue, but I study German and English at university. I wrote my bachelor’s thesis about “Narrative Structures in Computer Games” last year. At the moment, I don’t have any practical experience in writing for games. But I write short stories and scripts, I published a short story anthology last year, and I write for a few small magazines and newspapers.

 
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Topic: Collaborations / Jojn a team, make a game, earn money, get equity

You said you are looking for a “Storytelling maniac”. That’s me, in a nutshell.
I’m a freelance journalist and writer from Germany. So, English is not my mother tongue, but I study German and English at university. I wrote my bachelor’s thesis about “Narrative Structures in Computer Games” last year. At the moment, I don’t have any practical experience in writing for games. But I write short stories and scripts, I published a short story anthology last year, and I write for a few small magazines and newspapers.
What I can contribute to your project: Helping in developing, designing and writing the story; writing dialogues and other on-screen texts; cross-reading and editing; and maybe even translating the whole thing into German.
I can send you some of my stuff, though most of it is in German, so I will have to translate it first. (But I’m working on getting to write for one or two American/English online magazines.)

 
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Topic: Game Design / Is it possible for a flash game to have a good story?

Of course it’s possible for a flash game to have a good story! It’s possible for any type of game to have a good story. Just as FlashGrenade and Ace_Blue saud: It depends on the writer/the writing.
But you also have to ask yourself: Is it NECESSARY for a flash game to have a good story? For example: If you’re talking about an epic Action-RPG kinda thing, then yes; a compelling storyline and believable characters are a must-have. A fast-paced FPS may benefit from a good story, but good level design is much more important. And a puzzle mini-game that’s supposed to be beaten in half an hour during lunch break may not need a story at all, but for example funny dialogues.
(These are all just examples, of course.)

 
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Topic: Collaborations / List of Available Talent

Sorry for double posting, but I forgot to mention that I also have experience as a game master for pen-and-paper RPG’s. I also wrote my own campaigns for the “Call of Cthulhu” RPG and the German RPG “The Dark Eye”. (Is that a thing outside of Germany?)
So, I’m a little familiar with interactive storytelling, is what I want to say.

 
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Topic: Collaborations / Need writer/proofheader for website content (paid)

Sent you an e-mail.

 
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Topic: Collaborations / List of Available Talent

Hey guys!

I’m a Germany-based freelance writer and journalist, studying German and English at the moment. I haven’t worked on a game before, but I’ve done my share of professional writing in other areas: I write for different newspapers and magazines and published a short story collection this year. Although English is not my mother tongue, I read/watch/play tons of stuff in English and wrote some articles. During my time at the university I also had the opportunity to look into game writing and game studies. I’m looking forward to gaining experience myself in this area.

If you need someone who can write a storyline that actually makes sense, original characters and funny dialogue, I can help out. But I also noticed that a lot of otherwise professional games on Kongregate suffer from really bad grammar and punctuation or poor text formatting. So, if you don’t need anyone to write your stories or dialogue for you, I am also available for proofreading and formatting/layout/typography/whatever you want to call it.

You can reach me via PM here on Kongregate; I don’t really want to post my e-mail address. Payment depends on the size of your project. I’m also willing to do free work (again: depending on the size of the project and the time you give me, of course). At the time of writing this, I don’t have many English texts available. So if you want to see some sample work, you either have to read it in German, or I’ll translate it for you, or I’ll just write something new in English for you if you ask really nice.

Also: If you need some of your writing translated into German, for whatever unholy reason there might be, I’m your man!

TL;DR: I write stuff and translate stuff into German. PM me!