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D. Gaider - from writing games to writing novels

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D. Gaider - from writing games to writing novels

None - posted by Monolith on Sun 14 December 2008, 00:30:57

Tags: BioWare; David Gaider

Our old buddy David Gaider, shady character over at BioWare, has honed his writing skill and fulfilled everybody's dream of writing a novel and actually getting it published! It's the prequel to Dragon Age: Origin and here's the synopsis I blatantly copied:

After his mother, the beloved Rebel Queen, is betrayed and murdered by her own faithless lords, young Maric becomes the leader of a rebel army attempting to free his nation from the control of a foreign tyrant.

His countrymen live in fear; his commanders consider him untested; and his only allies are Loghain, a brash young outlaw who saved his life, and Rowan, the beautiful warrior maiden promised to him since birth. Surrounded by spies and traitors, Maric must find a way to not only survive but achieve his ultimate destiny: Ferelden’s freedom and the return of his line to the stolen throne.

When I was about thirteen I had this awesome idea for a novel. A young boy, whose queen mother was killed, has to lead an army of rebells against a tyrant. It sounded very original ten years ago. Anyway, the end would have blown everybody away. Good thing I've kept it in my drawer for the last ten years, otherwise I'd have to sue David for plagiarism now.

To add more relevance to this newspost, David added three blog entries to the BioWare blog about his experience writing a novel and slightly about the differences between that and writing for games.

Spotted at: Gamebanshee

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