|Scriptwriting for Games|
Instructor: Lindsay Grace
|Document Name||Description||Week||Printer Friendly|
|Syllabus for Scriptwriting for Games||Course schedule and logistics for Scriptwriting and Storytelling for Games||0||HTML|
|Zombie Master Step Plan||A simplified step plan for a game.||1|
|What is a Game Writer?||An overview of the scriptwriter?s role and responsibility in video games. This is an excerpt from a larger document created by the IGDA Game Writers SIG.||1|
|Grading Criteria||A short description of the grading criteria for our class. You should only worry about the A :)||1|
|Introduction to Game Type and Game Genre||Describes the difference between video game type and video game genre.||1|
|Interesting Games||Games you may find interesting||1||HTML|
|Final Project Self Evaluation||Final Project Self Evaluation||10|
|Name Generators||Stuck for a name? Try one of these name generators.||10||HTML|
|Interactive Storytelling Part I||Excerpts from the IDGA?s overview of storytelling in games. This is part 1 of 2, describing linear and branched structures.||2|
|Introduction to Game Concept Statements||An overview of the game concept statement or game premise.||2|
|Character descriptive adjective list||A few unsorted words to help describe your character arcs and character diamonds.||3||HTML|
|Sample character profile||Character sketch homework example: Max Payne||3|
|Character Arc Worksheet||A quick tool for helping you stay on track when developing characters for your game.||4||HTML|
|Dialogue Example||Canned conversation game dialogue example (Zombie Master)||4|
|Canned Game Dialogue Example||Example dialogue for the Zombie Master game||4|
|Sample Dialogue: Player Character||Sample PC dialogue from Zombie Master||4|
|Writer's Block Help||A few quick ideas for those of us seeking a muse.||5|
|Cinematic Vocabulary||Cinematic Vocabulary||6||HTML|
|Interactive Storytelling Part 2||An outline of the basic storytelling structures for advanced techniques.||6|
|Story for Games: Levels||A brief overview of the basics of story in levels and chapters in games.||7|
|Final Project Guidelines||Checklist and grading criteria for the final game document.||7|
|Game Statistics||These links are good resources for writing your target audience/demographic section of the writing project.||8||HTML|
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