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 Randen Banuelos
 Narrative & Systems Designer

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There You Are | Unreal Engine 4 3D


A USC MFA Thesis Project led by Rong Deng

There You Are looks into the strained relationship of Su and her newly partnered father years after the unfortunate passing of her mother. Taking inspiration from Life Is Strange and What Remains of Edith Finch, this multi-award winning project explores complex personalities and relationships set in a beautiful, paper-cut world.

EVA DIGITAL 2021: Best Art
Urban Mediamakers Festival (UMF) 2021: Best Game Winner
Moscow Russia International Film Festival: Best Video Game



  • Role: Narrative Designer & Dialogue Writer

  • Software Used: Unreal Engine 4 3D

  • Genres: Cinematic, Puzzle-Exploration

  • Estimated Play Time: ~20 Minutes

  • Team Size: 14 People

  • Development Time: 
    August 2020 - May 2021 (9 Months)

  • Available On: PC


Narrative Designer & Dialogue Writer Responsibilities

  • Wrote main story arc, character arcs, and branching/non-linear dialogue alongside Adam Morina

  • Collaborated with designers on dialogue implementation

  • Contributed to writer’s rooms for story beat outlining and script reviewal

  • Provided feedback on cinematic scripts for tone




Please Note: Some of this did not make it into the final game due to scope downsizing, but I'm nonetheless proud of the writing. Enjoy, and thanks for reading!


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