While we’ve been busy working on our platform, some great writers have been working with us developing original content for Bound. Given our team’s history in the game space, it’s probably no surprise that some of our first writers have game backgrounds. We thought we would introduce one such writer.

Bound is proud to announce that we have partnered with award-winning game writer Matt Entin on a new series, The Incorporated. Matt was one of the first to pitch us on a story last fall. The Incorporated is a dystopian sci-fi series that imagines an America under corpocratic rule. Matt’s series will be a one of the first series available during Bound’s early access later this spring.

entin1Matt Entin’s writing experience spans interactive fiction, games, and film. Entin won “The Game Awards – Best Narrative 2014 ” for his work on Valiant Hearts: The Great War (Ubisoft). If you haven’t played it, you really should check it out.  Matt also worked on Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude (High Voltage Games/Sierra), Comic Jumper: The Adventures of Captain Smiley (Twisted Pixel Games/Microsoft), and LocoCycle (Twisted Pixel Games/Microsoft). You should also check out his work on the 2015 horror comedy film, Lumberjack Man, starring Michael Madsen and featured in After Dark’s 8 Films to Die For.

Welcome aboard, Mr. Entin!

See the official announcement below.

*****ANNOUNCEMENT*****

Bound Announces New Series From Award-Winning Game Writer Matt Entin

Bound, a new digital fiction platform, announced that we have partnered with award-winning game writer Matt Entin.

Laguna Beach, CA, April 26, 2016  – Today, Bound announced it has partnered with award-winning game writer Matt Entin to develop a new Bound digital fiction series, The Incorporated. The series will be one of the first to introduce mobile users to the Bound format. The Incorporated is a dystopian sci-fi series that imagines an America under corpocratic rule.

Matt Entin’s writing experience spans interactive fiction, games, and film. Entin won the 2014 The Game Awards – Best Narrative for his work on Valiant Hearts: The Great War (Ubisoft). His game writing credits also include Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude (High Voltage Games/Sierra), Comic Jumper: The Adventures of Captain Smiley (Twisted Pixel Games/Microsoft), and LocoCycle (Twisted Pixel Games/Microsoft). Entin’s film credits include the horror comedy film, Lumberjack Man, starring Michael Madsen and featured in After Dark’s 8 Films to Die For.

“As a video game writer, I’m trained to embrace brevity and to go in-depth regarding world-building,” said Entin, “so Bound’s unique format was perfectly tailored to my style of storytelling.”
Bound will be including The Incorporated as part of its early access release coming soon. Each Bound series will be presented in a “season format” on the Bound mobile app. Seasons will be delivered via episodes ranging from 500-3,000 words in length, with an entire season being about 25,000-30,000 words. The Bound format aims to appeal to mobile users.

“Above all, we’re looking for experienced storytellers who can bring a world and its characters to life. Matt has honed his narrative skills over the years writing across several genres for games and film, making him a perfect fit for Bound,” said Jamie Ortiz, Vice President of Story Development at Bound. “I’m looking forward to working with Matt to take advantage of the platform’s storytelling capabilities to fully realize his creative vision for The Incorporated.”

Sign up for early access at www.getbound.io.

About Bound

Founded in 2015 by game and entertainment industry veterans, Bound is a mobile platform providing busy story lovers with an easy to engage episodic prose fiction format via short sessions, in-depth companion material, and integrated community features. The company is based in Southern California. Bound is currently accepting sign-ups for early access. Learn more at www.getbound.io.

Source: Bound