Hello! My name is Adanna, and I am a games writer, narrative designer, developer, and researcher. I have experience in writing, scripting, and implementing content for games. I love to write character-driven stories focused on queer people of color! Feel free to contact me for my resume and rates.
Contact: [email protected]

Narrative Portfolio

A puzzle and dating sim game where the player attempts to revive their grandmother’s enchanted café in addition to recruiting (and wooing!) their fantastical coworkers.
(Created for my portfolio.)
Character Biography, Character Ability Table, Romance Event Script & Timeline

A pre-production RPG game where the protagonist, Yiesha Stoker, sets on an epic journey to find her missing aunt — and maybe save the world from demons on the way.
Character Biographies, Character Barks
You can also read a prose sample from Yiesha's Odyssey here!

A mystery point-and-click adventure game where the protagonist, Clover, attempts to find the secret of an almost-lethal train crash.
(Created for my portfolio.)
Character Biography, Item Descriptions

Games Experience

Soft Not WeakSpirit SwapPuzzle/FantasyGames Writer
Sweetbaby IncRecommendation DogPuzzleGames Writer
Otome Jam (2021)CelestiaRomance/FantasyGames Writer, Scenario Writer, Editor, Implementer
Wholesome Games Jam (2020)House HauntersFantasyGames Writer

Published Articles

Games Research

My research focuses on studying the intersection of digital environments, human behavior, and marginalized identities, such as race, gender, ethnicity, and sexuality, mainly through the context of video games.

Abstract Excerpt: Although understudied, microtransactions are becoming widespread in games, especially for the purchase of aesthetic variation in-game. In this paper, we review literature around representation in games and purchasing practices tied to player racial identity to provide insight on how in-game racial representational options and microtransactions may impact purchasing practices of players of diverse racial backgrounds.

Abstract Excerpt: Microtransactions are the purchasing of in-game items in video games, often using real money. Through microtransactions, game players can obtain a type of cosmetic called 'skins' that change the physical appearance of playable characters. Considering the default 'skin' in many games is that of a white male, there are various psychosocial and economic costs that may be extended to players of color when attempting to select skins for their avatars.

Yiesha's Odyssey

Art Credits [In Order]: Koidoodles, Poppliy, Vulpixel, Lookhereyouare

Yiesha’s Odyssey is a fantasy role-playing game that I am currently developing! The player is Yiesha Stoker, a young mage from Windmill Island traveling the land in search of her missing aunt. During her travels, she is joined by a vampire heiress and a showman thief to find the truth of her aunt’s disappearance and slay the evil behind it. If you'd like to read a prose sample from Yiesha's Odyssey, click the image below!

Isioma & Yiesha Art Credit: Poppliy