Posts in Video Game Writing
How to Write Video Game Characters

At this point in the series on how to write a video game script, you’ve brainstormed your idea and built out the world, meaning you’re now ready to fill that world with characters.

If you aren’t sure what this is referring to or haven’t yet built out your video game world, be sure to navigate back to the first post in the series using the navigation below:

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Video Game WritingEmma Welsh
How to Create a Video Game World

Now that you’ve learned how to approach writing a video game script, you’re now ready to start building the world of your narrative and start bringing it to life. 

Though you can write a novel without doing any world building, it is absolutely essential for video games, as that is how all players will experience your story.

You cannot explore a video game through the mind, through contemplation and through thought the way you might in a novel—there always must be something for your character (and player) to wander through for your story to be a video game and not a movie or a TV series.

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How to Write a Good Video Game Story

Whether you’ve been playing video games since you were a kid or have recently noticed them as an exciting new medium to tell your story in, you may be wondering how to write a good video game story.

After all, video games seem deeply complex and overwhelming—not to mention all the development work behind them. Is writing a video game on your own really possible, let alone a good one?

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10 Indie Games for Creative Writers to Play

Are you someone who has ever said "video games just aren't for me"? And are you also someone who considers themselves a writer? Then this post is made for you. 

If you are a member of the Storytelling Society, you'll know why I wholeheartedly believe anyone who says they are a storyteller needs to play video games, even if they don't want to write them. As detailed in the Storytelling System, engaging with new mediums is essential to improving your abilities as a storyteller in general - not just as a writer of novels or plays or even poetry.

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Why Don't More Women Play Video Games?

It happens every time. I walk into GameStop with my brother or boyfriend and the sales associate walks up to us and acts like I don't exist. They look the guy I'm with in the eye and pretend I'm the girlfriend or sister who was dragged along, never asking if there's anything I need when I stray away and start looking at the games for sale.

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