Angelica “Morgan” Fuchs is a freelance writer and game writer. She recently attended Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA, where she received her MA in English. Her primary research focus was archetypal, mythos, and game studies, the latter of which she applied to her thesis, The Player’s Journey: Ludology and Narratology in Modern Gaming. While attending VCU, she worked on the literary journal Blackbird where she assisted in building the Fall 2016 issue. Outside of academics, she spends her time writing fiction and creating games with Twine. She also recently worked on the game Civilization VI: Rise and Fall, which was released in February of 2018.
Your name’s not Morgan…so what’s the deal with that?
Long story. It’s basically a nickname and it’s a heck of a lot faster to type than my full name.
Have you been published before?
Other than a few quick pieces in campus literary magazines I haven’t had any of my fiction published. However, I did recently work on the game Civilization VI: Rise and Fall. I assisted with the research and writing, which was a lot of fun!
What other projects are you working on?
I’m working on a lot of things. I have a piece that will be appearing in Melete Zine soon as well as a few freelance projects I can’t talk about yet.
So you’ve made games before? How can I do that?
Ask lots of questions, be friendly, network, and just make stuff. Download Twine or ChoiceScript and play with it. Follow game writers/designers on Twitter.
I’m honestly still figuring it all out myself.