If like me you think that that writing and gaming are probably two of life’s greatest pleasures, then the following news may pake you wee a little in excitement.
Also like me.
ACT Writers Centre are running a workshop dealing with writing for and designing games this weekend.
Writing For Games with Rik Lagarto
This workshop will provide writers new or interested in writing for games and understanding of what is involved in writing for games. The workshop includes practical exercises that will put writers into the headspace of writing for games.
The workshop will cover in detail:
Anatomy of a game development team.
What it’s like to write for game developers & what game developers expect/need.
Terminology and concepts common to writing for games.
The difference between narrative designers and game writers.
Purpose of Story in Games
Types of Player characters.
Systemic dialogue and scripted scenes
Different types of narratives structures used in games
Linear and non-linear narratives
Using environmental story telling
Game design and the game writer. (game design and game writing Dos and Don’ts)
I’ll see you there.