The Vanishing of Ethan Carter’s Story is Being Written by Gears of War Writers
Gears of War: Judgment writers Tom Bissell and Rob Auten are busy writing the story for The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, an upcoming murder mystery game being developed by The Astronauts for the PC and PlayStation 4. The developer wrote:
I worked with Tom and Rob on Gears of War: Judgment, but it’s not like I never heard about them before. I particularly loved Tom’s review of games at Grantland, which to this day I consider some of the best writing on games in the history of the writing on games.
Both men not only can write, but they also know what it means to write for games. You have no idea how important that is. It’s not just the question of things like brevity, but even the “simple” stuff like understanding a video game structure or being able to put hopes and dreams of a character into an XLS.
Bissell has worked on several video game franchises and is also working on some upcoming AAA titles. Auten has previously worked on Far Cry and supervised game production for Twentieth Century Fox.
[Source: The Astronauts Blog]