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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If you're looking for a great crash course which covers the things that go on behind the scenes when crafting playable stories as well as how to tackle the artistic and practical challenges the medium presents, this is the one for you.
Charlie Vogel
writer

Intensives are fun, fast crash courses.

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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