Bombad Radio Interview with Drew KarpyshynOctober 16, 2012 at 11:57 am | Posted in Books, Interview, Sci-Fi | Leave a comment
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Bombad Radio posted an interview with Star Wars author Drew Karpyshyn. The interview covers Drew’s work as a writer for Star Wars and Mass Effect as well as how he got into writing.
What drove you to go into the game industry, following your time as a loan officer?
Drew Karpyshyn: It was really just a matter of being in the right place at the right time. I left banking to resume my education, and while I was working on my Masters Degree in English at the University of Alberta I saw an ad in the English Department newsletter from a local game company looking for writers. I figured it would be a small company that might pay me a few hundred dollars for some work, so I answered the ad. Turns out the company was BioWare, and they were already pretty successful – Baldur’s Gate had been released the year before. They offered me a full time position, and the idea of getting paid to write stories was too good to pass up.