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About the Course

In this course, you will examine how storytelling acts as a vital mechanism for driving video gameplay forward. Looking at several historical and contemporary games, you will be asked to evaluate and interpret different story styles with the goal of identifying themes and procedures for your own game ideas. We'll examine traditional narrative story processes, such as three-act structure, and how they fit into game story flows and the strategic elements of gameplay. Ultimately, you will learn how to define character, setting, and structure to create a compelling game concept....

Top reviews


Nov 07, 2017

This is so helpful. It covers all the essentials of developing a good story, applicable in any form of media, then it focuses on converting the story to a game by adding interactive gameplay elements.


Feb 24, 2016

I am glad that I have chosen to sign up to this course. It has open up my vision to a whole new world. Thanks so very much. The professor is engaging and the course content is fascinating.

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By Raul C

Mar 01, 2016

Great course and great teacher

By Nana M

Jun 19, 2018

I really enjoyed the course!

By Naila Z W

May 28, 2020

So far i like this one best

By Glaucio J M d C

Aug 20, 2019

Good to do this discipline.

By Vinicius B

Jan 07, 2016

Great! Very Well Structured

By Michael J

Mar 25, 2016

explanation nuts and bolts

By Liliya G

Mar 28, 2016

Great course, excietd :)

By Alex Z

Dec 08, 2015

Great and easy to learn!

By Iryna M

Oct 22, 2015

Amazing fun and useful!

By Francisco J B V

Feb 13, 2019

Excellent course!

By Yishai R

Oct 02, 2017

A great course!

By An Q

Feb 20, 2018

great lecture!

By Mustafa T

Jan 12, 2018

Overall Great!

By Daniel D

Mar 01, 2017

Great course!!

By Sarah-Louise H

Mar 15, 2017

Great course!

By Mufizul I

Jan 29, 2017

Very help me

By Umair R

Aug 08, 2016

Best Course

By Daniel D H B

Aug 08, 2016

Pretty cool

By Filiberto F V R

Jan 27, 2016

I loved it.

By Stefano M

Nov 28, 2016


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By Mujaffar B

May 18, 2020

Great one

By Ujjwal

Apr 19, 2016

Very Good

By Bruno L D C

Jan 20, 2016


By Luis E

Jul 05, 2018

loved it