Lucas J.W. Johnson

Author, game designer, and entrepreneur Lucas J.W. Johnson has experimented with interactive narratives, game system design, and emergent storytelling for his whole life. He understands how players will react to a story, how to present a storyworld in an elegant way, and how to offer real, meaningful choice while still remaining inside the bounds of a particular narrative.

Lucas has a BFA (honours program) in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia, and has published several works of fiction and interactive media. Lucas is the Founder and Studio Director of Silverstring Media Inc., a story design company he created to bring life to his vision of what storytelling can be: a truly connected and inclusive experience, and one that makes an audience’s experience just as important as the author’s words. He envisioned a better way for creators to succeed.

Lucas has written several published stories, and with Silverstring Media has written and produced critically-acclaimed games like CVA finalist for Best Indie Game of 2014, Glitchhikers. He has worked as co-founder and producer on The Time Tribe, an interactive time travel adventure and as writer and narrative designer on Extrasolar, an IndieCade Finalist game about space exploration, science, and conspiracy. He has also spoken at conferences across North America about game and transmedia design, education, and business practices.

Lucas has played tabletop roleplaying games for 20 years, written stories all his life, and lives with his husband and cats in Vancouver, BC.