Since starting the blog, the single most common role that people have asked about has been ‘Narrative Designer’. Unfortunately I’m hardly an expert on this subject: this blog is really the first ‘writing’ that I’ve done to any extent, and so I decided to seek out some professional help.
Fortunately, I’m surrounded by talented individuals, so I went straight to the amazing Navid Khavari. Navid is a Narrative Designer here at Ubisoft Toronto, who is currently working on Far Cry 4 in collaboration with Ubisoft Montreal. I worked closely with Navid on Splinter Cell Blacklist, and was blown away by his ability to keep track of so many different threads, updating all of the departments constantly and revising the story on the fly due to restrictions or changes that came up. Truly a masterclass in ‘plate spinning’. Additionally, Navid is an all-around great guy and I’m so happy that he has graciously agreed to answer some questions for you all.