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.

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Sparks the imagination!
Tony Peterson
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Intensives are fun, fast crash courses.

Video Game Writing

Two-day Zoom Intensive

Place & Price

  • Zoom: real-time videoconference  info
    tuition: $165

Registration fee $25, paid once per term

The Zoom Intensives are taught via the Zoom videoconference platform.

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

Course components: lectures, writing exercises

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

Students may reschedule a Zoom Intensive one time.

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Video Game Writing

One-day Intensive

Place & Price

  • NYC: in-person, on hold now  info
    tuition: $165

Registration fee $25, paid once per term

One-on-One tuition: $375  Request consultation

The NYC One-day Intensives are taught in-person.

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

Course components: lectures, writing exercises

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

Students may reschedule a One-day Intensive one time.

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Video Game Writing

3-week Intensive

Place & Price

  • Online: not real-time, week-long sessions  info
    tuition: $165

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.

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 Aug 11
Prerequisite: Part 1
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