Toiya Kristen Finley

Toiya Kristen Finley

  • Company

    Schnoodle Media, LLC

  • Job Title

    Game Designer, Narrative Designer, Game Writer, Editor

Toiya Kristen Finley—writer, editor, game designer, and narrative designer/game writer—holds a PhD in literature and creative writing (Binghamton University) and is on the IGDA Game Writing Special Interest Group’s Executive Board. Some of her published games include Academagia: The Making of Mages, Fat Chicken, Verdant Skies, and Siren Song. She has written and/or edited for Chapters and NBCUniversal/Endless Entertainment, served as a game and narrative designer for Digital Myths, taught videogame writing for UCLA Extension Writers’ Program, and co-authored The Game Narrative Toolbox. Recently, she edited and contributed to Narrative Tactics for Mobile and Social Games: Pocket-Sized Storytelling.