There is growing recognition that great story is a key factor in player engagement and video game completion. But there are few opportunities to learn the fundamentals of story in a way relevant to games developers. Caroline Marchal and John Yorke have devised an online course for individuals and teams who want to know how to manage a gaming story better. Caroline explains more…
Narrative games designer Caroline Marchal and narrative expert John Yorke explain why games developers increasingly need to understand and apply the fundamentals of story to keep players engaged.
Our Story for Screen students are halfway through the course, so we invited writer, story producer and tutor Ciaran Hayden to answer their questions on troublesome midsections, characters’ desires and how long to make a series.
There’s more to think about when when writing for games that simply what words to use, Caroline Marchal summarises some dos and don’ts for those looking to work in the industry.
Videogame stories need to be complelling if a player is to stay engaged. Story for Games course Leader Caroline Marchal outlines the five most important things to keep in mind about your audience as you write your game’s story.
What does a script editor really mean when she asks a writer to ‘dig deeper’? Caroline Young, tutor on our Story for Script Development course, reveals the truth behind script editor clichés – and what writers hear when they read ‘We’re so nearly there now.’
Giving notes on writers’ scripts is an essential part of a script editor’s job, and the creative process as a whole. It can also be a delicate procedure. Here, we’ve put together our experts’ list of dos, don’ts and other tips to help you work well.
In an exclusive question and answer session, our Storytelling for Screen students quizzed tutor Chelsea Morgan Hoffman on what you should send out with your finished script, different writing styles and how to avoid telling the audience too much.
Our John Yorke Story for Script Development students are always full of questions, so writer and guest tutor Justin Young came along to answer some of them. In this, the first of three sessions, he explores how to make use of script editors’ notes.
Chelsea Morgan Hoffman, tutor on John Yorke’s Story for Screen online course, takes questions on 5-act structure, how to perfect a professional outline and how your themes might change dramatically throughout the writing process.