Video Game Writing — Syllabus

Playing a Story: A tour through the various video game genres. Understanding and bringing story to the game mechanics—goals, objects, actions, space, rules.

Interactive Story Structure: A tour through the various types of game story structure— Traditional, Multiple Ending, Branching, Modular, and Emergent.

The Script and the Industry: Dialogue. Character voice. Scene construction. Script formatting. Types of scenes—CGI cutscenes, in-engine cutscenes, scripted events, incidental dialogue. Overview of the Industry. Breaking into the business.

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