This three-hour, live, online master class with a top game designer explored games that tell stories to show how game mechanics are storytelling tools and how interactivity can be used to create narrative experiences in almost any medium. You will be led through an analysis of the storytelling techniques of several popular games, and participate in an exercise that reveals how game mechanics can be used to create aesthetics and stories.
The class will focus on what traditional screenwriters can learn from game designers and writers, including:
- Where story innovation is happening in games
- How player choice can be narrative
- How to create, and more importantly test, narrative play
- The theory underlying effective narrative game design