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Thunder Lotus on Translating Great Literature into Video Games (Part One)

There are numerous examples of games that are influenced by or allude to great works of literature, but there are few studios quite as devoted to adapting famous tales of old as Thunder Lotus. Both of their titles to date, Jotun and Sundered, are directly inspired by some of their teams’ favorite stories: ancient Norse myths and H.P. Lovecraft’s terrifying fiction. Parallax Media was fortunate enough to get their level designer, Ian Lafontaine, on the line to discuss why they choose to model their game designs on famous works of fiction and how they go about doing so.

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