INSTRUCTOR: JAKE ELLIOTT (2018-2018); CLAUDIA MOLINARI AND MATTEO POZZI (2017-2018)
ACADEMIC YEAR: 2018-2019 (CURRENT); 2017-2018
The creation of novel storytelling strategies for digital games is one of the key issues in game development. Narrative games build bridges between dramatic writing for theatre and film, television, and game design, and opens new avenues for new types of writing for digital media. GAME WRITING is a hands-on study of the many ways text and writing can figure into videogame design -- branching dialog, narrative design, hypertext fiction, and text as digital material. The course combines technical tutorial with writer's workshop. Students will learn the writing-centric scripting language Ink, and how to integrate it in to their own larger projects. Games and other playful texts, electronic and otherwise will be also analyzed and discussed in class.