Video Game Writing

Video games have exploded into our culture (sometimes literally), earning double the annual revenue of movies. They have also become wondrously diverse, ranging from shoot em’ ups like Call of Duty to sophisticated stories like Bioshock Infinite to offbeat indie games. Simple ideas like “avoid ghosts” have evolved into complex storytelling not unlike what you find in literature and drama.

Video games require writers, but they must understand storytelling craft as well as the games’ multidimensional and technical demands. Here you will learn about structuring a story, crafting a script, world-building, characters in gameplay, and the intricacies of the medium.

We’ll show you how to write (and create) awesome video games, be it a sweeping epic or a time-killer for your phone.

The instructor was incredibly helpful and made sense of what writing for video games entails. Until now, I had no understanding of this process and it seemed very ambiguous, but the feedback I've received has truly changed my perspective.
Rhiannon Stanetzki
customer support technician

Video Game Writing | Level I

6-week Class

Online info, tuition: $309
Registration fee $25, paid once per term

One-on-One tuition: $1395 Request consultation

This course lets you explore the ins-and-outs of how to create and write stories for video games. Course components:

  • Lectures
  • Writing exercises

Video Game Writing is open to writers of any level. Students must be 13 years or older.

View Syllabus

 Jul 17

Video Game Writing | Level I

One-day Intensive

NYC info, tuition: $150
Registration fee $25, paid once per term

One-on-One tuition: $375 Request consultation

The NYC One-day Intensives are seven-hour crash courses, giving you brief lectures that hit the high-points and writing exercises that let you immediately try your hand at what you’ve learned. Arrive in the morning with a desire to learn; leave in the evening as a more knowledgeable writer.

Intensives are open for writers of any level. Students must be 18 years or older.

Students may reschedule a One-day Intensive one time.

Video Game Writing topics include: the video game medium, story structure, writing the script, world-building, navigating the business.

Upcoming dates to be announced.