Creating compelling characters is common to all types of writing. In games, players need great characters to interact with, whether those characters are player-characters or non-player characters. Some techniques for writing characters apply to all types of media. These include using common character archetypes, character diversity, giving characters fl aws to keep them interesting, avoiding or subverting tropes, and making villains believable and relatable. However, you’ll discover that some character-design choices are particular to games.