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 the intricacies of the medium, structuring a story, crafting a script, world-building, and navigating the video game industry.

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

I loved so much about this course, mostly because I have been an avid gamer all my life, and didn't know much about the writing process behind it.
Erin Cochran

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.

 May 19
Sat, 11 am–6 pm
30 W. 16 St.

Video Game Writing | Level I

3-week Intensive

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

One-on-One tuition: $695 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

 Feb 27