Ditch the name generator: a writer’s plea for better names

Many game developers struggle with coming up with evocative and effective names for their characters. As a game writer/narrative designer, Gerben is sharing his approaches towards finding a character’s perfect name.

Speaker Bio

Gerben Grave is a freelance Narrative Designer and Game Writer based in Groningen. He operates under the name Multiverse Narratives and his areas of expertise include worldbuilding, evocative dialogs, and linguistics.

In addition to working on titles such as Age of Wonders 4 and We Were Here Forever, Gerben also builds his own indie games , such as narrative metroidbrainia Eloquence, with collaborators from the game dev cooperative Game Bakery.