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Hannah Nicklin
CEO and Creative Lead at Die Gute Fabrik, Writer and Narrative Designer on Mutazione.
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LGBTQ+ Games We Love

LGBTQ+ Games We Love

A collection of 7 works of game by/with queer creators to mark Pride in 2022. Buy their games. Buy them.

# 2022

Writing for Games - Excerpt 3

Writing for Games - Excerpt 3

An excerpt from CEO Hannah Nicklin's Writing for Games, out May 2022. Read an excerpt of the intro, and click through for an exclusive 20% discount code.

# archive

Writing for Games - Excerpt 2

Writing for Games - Excerpt 2

An excerpt from CEO Hannah Nicklin's Writing for Games, out May 2022. Read on for more on the use of FORMAT in LAST STOP & a 20% off discount code.

# writing

Writing for Games - Excerpt 1

Writing for Games - Excerpt 1

An excerpt from CEO Hannah Nicklin's Writing for Games, out May 2022. Read on for more on SEED STRATEGIES, and for an exclusive 20% off discount code.

# archive

#OneCoolThing: Daria Radu

#OneCoolThing: Daria Radu

The latest in our #OneCoolThing series sees programmer Daria Radu talk about her love for Dance games. Get moving!

Announcing: Private Division & Die Gute Fabrik

Announcing: Private Division & Die Gute Fabrik

We’re delighted to announce that we will be partnering with Private Division on the forthcoming story-driven adventure game from Die Gute Fabrik.

# announcing

Die Neuen Guten*

Die Neuen Guten*

Die Gute Fabrik welcome: Halima Azan Hassan, Leah Muwanga-Magoye, Mikäel Bourget, Emma Kelly, Ronja Böhringer & Rudi Kolenc, & a fond farewell to Char Putney.

# New team

Welcoming New Team Members

Welcoming New Team Members

We're delighted to welcome 7 additions to Team Unannounced Project: Moo Yu, Florence Smith Nicholls, Daria Radu, Krishna Istha, Zea Slosar, Rosanna Wan, and Eli Rainsberry!

# Introduction

2022 Game Writing Internship - We are accepting applications!

2022 Game Writing Internship - We are accepting applications!

We're delighted to announce that we're now accepting applications for our paid 2022 GAME WRITING INTERNSHIP. No experience necessary, read more!

# Internship

Recruiting: a Part Time, Experienced Project Manager

Recruiting: a Part Time, Experienced Project Manager

Die Gute Fabrik are looking for an experienced Project Manager to support the production process of their forthcoming unannounced game.

# recruitment

New MUTAZIONE DLC: Penpal

New MUTAZIONE DLC: Penpal

2 years since Mutazione’s original launch, we're excited to celebrate with a brand new story-focussed update, PENPAL, out now on all platforms.

# Mutazione

Die Gute Fabrik's 4-Day Week

Die Gute Fabrik's 4-Day Week

A reflection from Hannah Nicklin - CEO and Studio Lead at Die Gute Fabrik, 1.5 years on from moving the studio to a 4 day week.

# Die Gute Fabrik

Pride 2021 Bucket Rattle Raffle

Pride 2021 Bucket Rattle Raffle

Donate to @LGBT_Asylum as part of the Die Gute Fabrik Pride Bucket Rattle Raffle and win one of 5 free keys to MUTAZIONE on console or PC!

# archive

Switch, Xbox, Physical Editions and Vinyl releases!

Switch, Xbox, Physical Editions and Vinyl releases!

Mutazione is coming to Xbox & Switch, plus announcing an Iam8bit collaboration on PS4 & Switch physical editions, double LP & more!

# archive

2021 Writing Internship - What We Did, and What We Learned.

2021 Writing Internship - What We Did, and What We Learned.

Studio Lead Hannah Nicklin does a deep dive on the design of the Intern Recruitment process, what we did, how it worked, and what we learned.

# Internship

#Craft: Writing Better Dialogue: A 2 Day Workshop

#Craft: Writing Better Dialogue: A 2 Day Workshop

A new #craft column from Hannah Nicklin, this time offering a practical programme for 2 day dialogue workshop you can run with your peers.

#Craft: Games Aren’t Special, and That’s Okay.

#Craft: Games Aren’t Special, and That’s Okay.

A new #craft post in which Hannah Nicklin explains that games aren't inherently special, & how understanding that will help us make them better.

#Craft. Narrative Design Sliding Doors - Gardens & Storytelling in MUTAZIONE.

#Craft. Narrative Design Sliding Doors - Gardens & Storytelling in MUTAZIONE.

The 3rd #Craft post by Storyteller & Studio Lead Hannah Nicklin, offering a reflection on a crucial turning point in narrative design of MUTAZIONE.

#Craft: Critical Response

#Craft: Critical Response

Die Gute Fabrik Studio Lead Hannah Nicklin reflects on a method for critical response, and how it can help us seek and offer good feedback...

# Hannah Nicklin

#Craft: Multiple Middles

#Craft: Multiple Middles

In the #craft series for the new DGF website, Hannah Nicklin explores aspects of the craft of storytelling in games. Today: Multiple Middles in Mutazione.

New Website, New Team

New Website, New Team

Since launching Mutazione, we've been working hard on a New Exciting Secret Thing. And as part of that, we're stoked to intro our wonderful collaborators!

# Die Gute Fabrik

Mutazione wins 2020 Indiecade Grand Jury Prize!

Mutazione wins 2020 Indiecade Grand Jury Prize!

We're delighted and honoured to receive the 2020 Indiecade Grand Jury Prize! As well as nominations for Audio Design, and Visual Design, Nils Deneken was online to receive the news and thank the Indiecade Jury for the honour.

# awards

Mutazione Today's Steam Daily Deal!

Mutazione Today's Steam Daily Deal!

Pick up Mutazione this weekend as part of the Steam Daily Deal - and 33% off! Our biggest Steam discount yet...

# Steam

Mutazione News: Free 7 Story Gardens update for Garden Mode!

Mutazione News: Free 7 Story Gardens update for Garden Mode!

This free content update expands on Mutazione's (award-winning!) magical musical gardening, adding all seven Story Mode gardens to Garden Mode.

# Mutazione

Mutazione Writer & Narrative Designer interviewed on Kritiqal Care

Mutazione Writer & Narrative Designer interviewed on Kritiqal Care

Liste to Writer & Narrative Designer on Mutazione, Hannah Nicklin (now CEO & Studio Lead) interviewed for the recently released 23rd Episode of Kritiqal Care...

# Hannah Nicklin

Indiecade 2020 Nomination!

Indiecade 2020 Nomination!

We're delighted to share with you that we're nominated for the 2020 Indiecade Showcase!

# awards

Happy Birthday Mutazione

Happy Birthday Mutazione

It's been one year since the release of Mutazione, and boy has it been a ride! Thank you for all of the wonderful awards, nominations, coverage, user reviews, streams and player reactions!

# Mutazione

Indie Megabooth Sale

Indie Megabooth Sale

We're delighted to be a part of the Indie Megabooth Going Away (for now) Steam sale!

# Die Gute Fabrik

Welcome to Our New Site!

Welcome to Our New Site!

At Die Gute Fabrik, we're trying to think about how we can share our work and processes with the wider game dev community in online, rather than events spaces.

# Die Gute Fabrik