Learn how to create compelling game storylines.
Four experiencednarrative designers from different genres of game developmenthave banded together tocreate this all-inclusive guide on what it's like to work as a writer and narrative designer in the videogame industry. From concept to final testing, The Game Narrative Toolboxwalks readers through what role a narrative designer plays on a development team and what the requirements are at every stage of development. Drawing onreal experiences, authors Tobias Heussner, Toiya Finley,Ann Lemay, and Jennifer Hepler provideinvaluable advice for writing compelling player-centered stories and effective dialogue trees in orderto help readers make the switch from prose- or screen- writing to interactive. Accompanying every chapter are exercises that allow the reader to develop their own documentation, outlines, and game-dialogue samples for use in applying for industry jobs or developing independent projects.
This first installment of Focal Press's Game Design Workshops series is a must-have for individuals looking to create captivating storylines for games.