Matt Forbeck working on Minecraft Dungeons Prequel Novel
Matt Forbeck has published a Minecraft Dungeons prequel novel that ties into the game’s story. other regions in the future. The novel is called “Rise of the Arch-Illager” and it ties into the backstory of the main antagonist of the game Minecraft Dungeons, which takes place before the events of the game. Minecraft Dungeons is available for Xbox One and PC and it is also available as part of the extensive Game Pass lineup.
“There’s a good reason this is a prequel. I didn’t want to just tell the story, because as a player you tell your own story and that’s half the fun of playing Minecraft Dungeons” , said Matt Forbeck. “If I tell this story in a novel, it becomes the canon version, and nobody wants to be told that they’re playing the game wrong. So instead, one of the best things you can do is give more context to the game you are going to play, right? To give you more reason to care about what you’re doing. In a prequel, I can show who you’re up against, why they’re a bad guy, and why the world is the way it is; stuff that only lasts a few seconds in a cutscene.
“I used the trailer for the game! That was the plan for the whole novel,” Matt Forbeck continued. “It sounds difficult, but the trailer gave me a framework and a lot of emotional highlights. As long as I hit those points, I knew where I was going and where I needed to be.
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