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This is a reel he made in 2019 as a way to try to sum up my his work as an interactive narrative designer.
Super Nintendo World is Dinehart's largest project to date. Designed and developed for NBC Universal, it's a mixed-reality living game world where guests can become Mario. The first installation opened in Osaka, Japan spring 2020 and it's coming to at least two other parks, Universal Hollywood & Universal Orlando. Stephen was brought on as Manager of Software Development, becoming one of the first Game Attraction Designers . I also wrote queue, pre and main shows for the Mario Kart attraction.
Over the course of 2021 I he ended up helping my friend Ernest Gary Gygax Jr reboot his dad's company TSR and the Dungeon Hobby Shop in Lake Geneva Wisconsin. I created the new TSR to be used as a license for my GiantLands, but we came under a smear campaign and decided to part ways with trademark holder. It was an honor to reluanch the brand. My game however continues unabated. More at WFD.games
Narrative Designer: Fabulator Ludus is Dinehart's seminal work in the field. Combining narratology, ludology and dramaturgy he proposed a new form of art and a new way to see life through the lens of a story well told.
This book, written and edited by members of the IGDA Game Writing Special Interest Group, delivers practical advice from seasoned veterans on writing for games. It includes samples of Dinehart's game screenplays.