Narrative Design: The Craft of Writing for Games

1st Edition

Michael Breault

CRC Press
May 22, 2020 Forthcoming
Textbook - 192 Pages
ISBN 9780367191528 - CAT# K417455

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Summary

A detailed look at the roles narrative designers (writers) play in the game industry, from the point of view of a game design educator and 35-year industry veteran. The work narrative designers and game designers perform on games is presented along with practical advice on how to break into the game industry as either a writer or designer. Templates and detailed instructions are given for readers to create a portfolio of work that could lead to a job in the game industry.

Key Features

• An intimate look at the workings of AAA game development teams from someone who has spent decades embedded on these teams at several well-known companies.

• An insider’s look at the game industry, including detailed advice on breaking into the industry.

• Detailed instructions for creating a portfolio to demonstrate both narrative design and game design skills to prospective employers

• Lessons and exercises to help students learn narrative design and game design skills.

• For college instructors, this book serves as a how-to guide for teaching classes in both narrative design and game design.

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