Colleen McGuinness is a Harvard-educated writer from Long Island, New York. Since graduating in 1999 she’s been a writer and director for a short film titled For Mature Audiences Only, a staff writer for NBC’s short-lived comedy Miss Match, and a story editor for the Fox series North Shore. She’s currently writing a screenplay for New Line Cinema called Baby Got Backhand.
So why are we interviewing her on a gaming site?
It turns out that Ms. McGuinness made her video-game-writing debut last month with Sprung, an odd little Nintendo DS game that simulates the world of dating. Players in Sprung have to navigate a maze of conversation paths to accomplish a variety of dating-related goals with their on-screen conversation partner.
GameSpot talked to Ms. McGuinness about writing, dating and, of course, video games.