Telltale Games already has a good narrative reputation with its episodic content such as The Walking Dead and Batman. But now the developer expects to get even stronger with the addition of Leah Hoyer to the team as vice president of creative content.
Hoyer's resume includes narrative studio director at ArenaNet, where she worked on Guild Wars 2, and director of narrative design at Microsoft, overseeing such titles as Sunset overdrive, Killer Instinct and Quantum Break. She has also been director of original programming at The Disney Channel.
"I'm a firm believer that game story is at its best when all of the disciplines work together," Hoyer told Gamasutra."We have so many more tools at our disposal than books or even film and TV. People who want to create narrative for games need to understand what the other disciplines do and how they are integral to the story experience."
In her new role, she will be in charge of writing, design and voiceover teams across the entire company
“Leah Hoyer brings on board a wealth of narrative experience from the realm of video games and television, and we are thrilled to welcome her into the Telltale fold,” Telltale CEO Kevin Bruner said. "Leah will be an integral part of our studio’s growth strategy in the coming year, expanding our creative development base with the best and the brightest talent as we continue to define exceptional interactive scripted entertainment."