Terry Borst

Terry Borst

Terry Borst

End to End Game Development is the second book Terry Borst has co-authored on the subject of serious game and simulation development, based on his narrative scripting and design work in the field during the decade.

These projects have been a natural outgrowth of Terry’s exploration of new narrative forms. He was a co-screenwriter on the groundbreaking videogames Wing Commander III and Wing Commander IV. (The screenplay for Wing Commander III won the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences “Cybie” for Best Writing; the screenplay for Wing Commander IV was nominated for a Computer Game Developers Association Spotlight Award; both games were honored with numerous awards.)

Terry was one of the co-writers of the screenplay for Microsoft’s epic space adventure Freelancer and then wrote the screenplay for Leaders, a Paramount Digital Entertainment R&D videogame set in newly liberated Afghanistan.

His traditional screenwriting credits include co-credit on the TV movie sequel to the Robert DeNiro film Midnight Run (Midnight Runaround), the independent feature film Private War, and numerous episodes of the BBC action-adventure television series BUGS, syndicated in over 30 countries.   He also co-wrote an unproduced fantasy/adventure series pilot for the BBC titled The New Adventures of King Arthur.  In addition, he has performed uncredited rewrites on USA Cable movies and independent features; and developed screenplays for the producers of the Tom Clancy film series, and various independent producers in Hollywood.

The convergence of film, television and videogame screenwriting lead Terry to write (for more than 10 years) the column alt.screenwriters for the Writers Guild of America’s trade magazine, Written By.

Recent work has included collaborating on the development of several network interactive TV projects; scripting a fictional electronic social network for testing software data mining; collaborating on the design of a children’s serious game; co-scripting a public health serious game; and scripting and collaborating on the design of Fully Involved, a training simulation for firefighters.

Terry’s extensive experience has led to his teaching scriptwriting at The College of Santa Fe, USC’s School of Cinematic Arts, UCLA Extension Writers Program, Moorpark College, Santa Fe Community College, the Banff Centre for the Arts, and several screenwriting conferences. Over the years he has been a frequent speaker, lecturer and radio guest.

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