The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) and Wonderstruck Entertainment release a new 10 part documentary series on game development. The Game Makers: Inside Story \u2013 which is directed by filmmaker and games writer, Jennie Kong \u2013 explores the creative process of design and storytelling in video games, looking at the choices and challenges encountered in creating\u00a0both triple-A and indie titles. The series features contributions of a number of industry\u00a0luminaries including\u00a0Amy Hennig,\u00a0Jenova Chen, Neil Druckmann, Jade Raymond, David Cage, and\u00a0Hideo Kojima. \u201cThe landscape of storytelling in games has changed over the past few years,\u201d says Kong.\u00a0\u201cVideo game and VR\/AR developers are more excited to engage audiences on a meaningful level and tell stories that can move us to tears.\u00a0 I wanted to examine this movement and capture on film what it takes for award-winning studios and indie creators to write and direct emotionally-driven video games.\u201d Kong has interviewed a truly stellar\u00a0list of noted game creators, who discuss some of the most important games released in the last decade.\u00a0Each episode concentrates on particular aspect of narrative design and includes\u00a0insights\u00a0from this amazing bunch: \tWill Byles (Until Dawn) \tDavid Cage (Detroit: Become Human, Heavy Rain) \tJenova Chen (Journey, Flower) \tIan Dallas (What Remains of Edith Finch, Unfinished Swan) \tMary DeMarle (Deus Ex series) \tNeil Druckmann (The Last of Us series, Uncharted series) \tBrian Hastings (Ratchet & Clank series, Edge of Nowhere VR) \tAmy Hennig (Untitled Star Wars project, Uncharted) \tHideo Kojima (Death Stranding, Metal Gear Solid series) \tMatt Korba (King\u2019s Quest series) \tJade Raymond (Upcoming Star Wars Battlefront, Assassin\u2019s Creed 1&2) \tDominic Robilliard (Entwined) \tSean Vanaman (Firewatch, The Walking Dead) \tRu Weerasuriya (Lone Echo VR, The Order: 1886) \tKiki Wolfkill (Halo series) https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?vBQbQShqqx_k The Game Makers: Inside Story - Episode Guide \tEpisode 1: on story development \tEpisode 2: on writing process \tEpisode 3: on character & emotion \tEpisode 4: on narrative design \tEpisode 5: on structure \tEpisode 6: on directing & performance \tEpisode 7: on environmental story \tEpisode 8: on virtual and augmented reality \tEpisode 9: on social themes \tEpisode 10: on the future of interactive story The Game Makers: Inside Story\u00a0is being released\u00a0in lead up to the 20th\u00a0Anniversary of the AIAS.\u00a0Terrence Myers, executive producer at the academy, said: \u201cThe Academy is thrilled to partner with Jennie on her project, The Game Makers series.\u00a0It fits perfectly into our mission to celebrate the best games and their brilliant creators \u2013 something we have done for 20 years through the D.I.C.E. Awards and our other initiatives. We hope to continue to find partners of Jennie\u2019s caliber who have a deep love and respect for the medium and those who work within it.\u201d You can find out more at\u00a0the AIAS website.