Game Writing Portfolio
Storytelling Through Improv, Game Design, and World Building
Hi! I'm Aliza. When I first realized I wanted to write video games, it was after over a decade of writing professionally in other mediums. My creative work as an improviser, TTRPG performer, professional gamemaster/dungeonmaster, and screenwriter led me to realize how much I love world building and game development. Add to that decades of playing video games, and I realized that everything was pointing me to
video game development.
After a couple of years of online game writing and narrative design classes (and watching heaps of GDC talks on YouTube), I've been fortunate to add the roles "video game writer" "game developer" and "narrative director" to my experience. Now I'm looking for my next game development role, as a writer, narrative designer, or creative lead of a team!
In 2023 I served as Narrative Director at Vesper, a company that empowers anyone to create their own role-playing video game. As Narrative Director, I created and wrote my own video game with Vesper, while working with developers and creators to help build the product and guide other writer-creators through the process of making their own games.
I also write interactive fiction (think branching narratives and lots of lore and world building) with StoryLoom. Check out two of my StoryLoom stories,
Below are links to my writing and narrative design samples from
various gaming projects.