Posted on 06 November 2011 by Richard Rabil

Hi all,

My name is Richard Rabil, and I’m a recent student member of IGDA and a participant in the Writing and Tools SIGs. I’d like to invite you to take a short, anonymous survey I’m conducting on software tools for interactive storytelling.

Ultimately, my goal is to evaluate a set of authoring tools for interactive storytelling and develop a report that can help people determine which software tool is best suited to their situation. Data from the survey will help me better understand game writers’ or designers’ preferences, and assign weightings to my evaluation criteria. This project will also count toward my graduate research.

Although the survey is geared towards game writing, I think it will be important to get a wide variety of perspectives from people who work in the industry. So even if you’re not a game writer, your input will still be valuable since you will likely have fresh insights from other aspects of the game development process.

You can access the survey here: It will be open between now and November 21st.

When I finish writing my report in mid-December, you’ll be able to download your own free copy at the following URL:

If you have any questions, let me know! I hope you’ll consider participating and help me spread the word. The more honest input I receive, the more I believe the report will benefit the gaming industry.


Richard Rabil