Designer and Developer Specializing in Game Narrative


Carl Spidla is a Toronto-based game designer and developer specializing in narrative.

Carl comes to game design from a background in creative writing and music, and is interested in experimental games with the potential to challenge the expectations of the medium.

Since 2020, he has worked as a narrative designer at AA game studios (Reflector Entertainment, NExT Studios) while also running the indie studio Mythical Voltage, which he founded in 2018. The studio is currently producing its debut game ‘Gap Year’, with funding from Ontario Creates.

Carl has a post-graduate certificate in game design from George Brown College and a bachelor’s degree in creative writing from Concordia University. He is the lead technical narrative designer at NExT Studios. He teaches video game design and development at the Toronto Film School.