Art by Nooka

I am a game designer, writer, and illustrator interested in fairytales and their reimaginings. I like re-reading books, re-watching movies, re-playing games, and creating pieces that become richer upon revisitation.

Game design’s use of narrative appeals to me as a way of storytelling. I enjoy exploring, both in my games and in others’, how giving or limiting a player’s agency affects their experience, and the dimension interactivity can lend to it.

More than anything, I believe that stories are what make us human. I am especially interested in stories that focus on human and environmental impact—such as migration and diaspora, war and pollution—and explore them thoughtfully.

Ileana “Nooka” Dascalu