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The art and business of creating interactive narratives

GENRE: Writing for Games
The Hurst

Games are a collaborative endeavour, and to tell a story a games writer really must play well with others. During this week, we’ll not only help you develop your writing but also broaden your storytelling skills beyond words – helping you understand the power of sound, environmental design and game mechanics to tell your story. We’ll learn from the best AAA and indie games (electronic and otherwise) and discuss how games and writing – two apparently very different media – can be harnessed to create meaning and emotion. You’ll also gain an insight into the practical challenges of life in the games industry.

Read more information on the course on David Varela’s website.

Read David Varela’s thoughts on writing for games on Free Word’s website.

Read a blog post by a Writing for Games’ participant.

“The exercises the tutors set for us managed to be that perfect blend of helpful, fun and downright weird.” Course Participant

Single room price: £760

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