Posted Wed, Aug 16, 2006 by LadySirse
Author Steven-Elliot Altman answers questions about 9Dragons and his role in it
MMORPG.com has a great interview posted with lots of information about 9 Dragons and Steven-Elliot Altman's part in the production of the forcoming game.
MMORPG.com: How did you feel when approached to write for what essentially is a video game?
Steve Altman: Glad you asked, Carolyn. I was hesitant for a moment when Howard Marks, Acclaim’s CEO, took me out to lunch and asked me if I’d be interested in coming on-board to create The Lore for 9Dragons. He knew my work, that I’d written novels, scripts and comics. I knew he was responsible for making A-level games. He convinced me that 9Dragons was a game that had a strong story component… and that he felt confident in my grasp of East meets West storytelling after reading a novel I wrote called Zen in the Art of Slaying Vampires. Then he showed me the in-game visuals and well… as you’ll see, they are very compelling. I felt like I was being given a chance to live inside the film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. It was sort of irresistible.