The MyIGN Death Match is somewhat of an enigma. It was an idea I started working on with the community at IGN.com. The task was to have each person submit a character of their own design, with it’s own story and background, and I would write it into a death match. Each match was left up to a coin-flip to see who would win, and then I’d write out the match.
It was meant to be humorous and light-hearted, but in the process I began writing an over-arching storyline as well. The whole project came crashing down shortly after it started, leaving it without a victor. However, each piece is solid and interesting in it’s own way, so I wanted to preserve it’s legacy here. For a more in-depth look at it, along with all of the side pieces written for each character by members of the community, you can check out the official hub here.
It takes a lot of cues from video games, anime, and pop culture. Many of the characters are based on, in some way or another, pop culture characters. There are also a few inside jokes that won’t translate too well to outside observers, but they’re included here because they’re a part of this.
The format of each match isn’t written like a traditional story, but instead like a script to make it easier for people to breeze through.
Note: The story-arc that I started writing does actually get finished, the tournament itself and some smaller side stories remain unfinished.