Podcast: Game Dev Dialogs

Episode 4: Playing with Archetypes

Mythological archetypes like knights and bards are powerful but also standard-issue in games. How do we renew old archetypes to tell fresh, new, and compelling stories? Michael Chu, Narrative Director at 31st Union, talks to us about designing characters through archetype transformations in Overwatch and the kinds of stories he wants to see in future games.


Michael Chu

Narrative Director, 31st Union

Drew Williams

Creative Writer