Professional Techniques for Video Game Writing

2nd Edition

Wendy Despain

CRC Press
April 24, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 272 Pages - 2 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780367184773 - CAT# K416614

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No-nonsense guide to the professional craft of writing the story, narrative, dialogue, tutorials, manuals, strategy guides, and anything else that needs to be written for modern-day video games. All contributors are themselves seasoned video game writers; they give the down and dirty on how to break into the business, what it means to be part of a writing team, principles of narrative design, and much, much more. Script samples offer illuminating examples that enhance this absolute ""must-have"" for anyone contemplating or pursuing a career in video game writing or technical writing, even (or especially) if the already have experience in crafting standard prose.

Key Features

  • Comprehensive enough for veterans and accessible enough for novices
  • Delivers invaluable experiences directly from writers in the games industry
  • Full of practical advice from industry pros on how to get the job done


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