My name is Leif Oleson-Cormack and I’m here to introduce myself as the lead writer for XGen’s upcoming adventure game series.
For the past four months, I’ve had the tremendous pleasure of creating characters, devising puzzles, and building worlds with the uber-talented folks here at XGen. While this is my first project for the company as a writer, you can hear some of my voice-over work in some of XGen’s more recent titles (I played the tutorial narrator in “Defend Your Castle” as well as the cantankerous Karl Redden in "Super Motherload”).
As a writer, most of my work has been in the realm of theatre, with occasional dabbling in film and television. I was recently a fellow in Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwrights program at The Juilliard School and my full-length play, “Dead Peasants” was the winner of Samuel French’s Canadian Playwrights Contest. Some of the places my work has been staged include Shadow Theatre, Northern Light Theatre, Signature Theatre, Ignite! Festival, The Edmonton Fringe Festival, and the Saskatchewan Playwrights Centre Festival.
My most formative experiences as a gamer came from obsessively re-playing point-and-click LucasArts adventure games as a child. Because of this, I’ve always admired games that possess clearly defined characters, intricate storylines, and strong senses of humor. With this new project, I’m hoping we can build upon these principles to create a completely new and engrossing gaming experience that will be able to stand proudly alongside XGen’s rich library of titles.
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