Gamasutra recently released its list of the Top 20 Game Writers. By this, they of course mean video game writers, as that’s the field they focus on. The list is shockingly incomplete and has blind spots the size of black holes—as do all such lists. They exist to generate conversation and awareness, and the article does a fine job at that, as well as at highlighting how many fine writers we have working in the field today.
I was especially happy to see my pal Rich Dansky make the list. He’s not only an excellent writer (in many fields) who cares about raising the level of writing in computer games, but he’s deeply involved in actually making that happen via his seminars at the various GDCs and his work with the IGDA Writer’s SIG.