Alexander Swords

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  • ISEA2022

    Alexander Swords has 20 years experience working with stories, creators and their audiences. He’s currently wielding this experience as a writer and narrative designer on Totem Teller and Anytown: Garage Sale Monsters, and is the creator of the Forest Paths Method for Narrative Design. The Method is a structuralist approach to understanding story in an approachable and collaborative way, and is being used internationally by developers, researchers and educators in games and screenwriting.
    Prior to this he’s worked for independent game developers in Berlin, AAA in Sweden and has worked as an independent artist, arts manager and audience development expert. Advising government, arts organisations and educators, he’s an advocate for diverse stories and their writers, understanding the transformational power of story and helping creators explore the narrative potential of any medium.
    He holds a Master of Arts (Arts Management) from RMIT, Bachelor of Film and Television Production from Griffith University, Bachelor of Business from Queensland University of Technology and an Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media from Open Channel.


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