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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....

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Nov 6, 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.


Dec 30, 2015

This is my favorite course ever. Dariush teaches in such an engaging way and it shows you how to have a creative yet objective and analyzed mindset for creating a story and narrative for a Video Game.

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By Jurita C

Jun 8, 2021

I like this course very much, I have benefited a lot.

By Gonzalo M

Oct 23, 2021

Es un buen comienzo para personas nuevas en el tema.

By henrique

Jan 28, 2020

It was a great experience to go through this course!

By Jad M

Jan 16, 2017

Lovely course, lovely teacher and lovely materials.

By sandhal

Nov 18, 2017

Great course!

I learned a lot on Game narrative.

By Erick Q A

May 3, 2021

que buen curso para hacer en los tiempos libres

By Komi V

Feb 8, 2021

Really thorough, really insightful. It's great!

By Vladimir S

Jun 2, 2020

Really good course with interesting homework’s.

By Sergey K

Jan 18, 2016

Good base, good start for biginers like me 8)

By Wisdom c

Jul 14, 2022

The concepts could be used to write scripts.

By James O

Apr 21, 2021

Great course, but can benefit from a puppet.

By david a v c

Jun 21, 2022

es muy bueno me ayudo mucho en todo sentido

By Alejandro M G M

Nov 5, 2017

learned a lot, thanks you so very much.

By Antonio B M

Dec 24, 2015

Very important in develop of videogames

By Sudharsan R

Aug 17, 2017

Good course on story writing for games

By Juan C L R

May 2, 2019

Excellent, simple and well structured

By Gizem K

Dec 29, 2022

It was a lesson that opened my mind.

By Nibo G

Apr 24, 2016

Awesome course! I learned a lot!

By Vinh B

Mar 13, 2016

I learned a lot from this course

By Andi A

Sep 7, 2020

Great materials, I learn a lot!

By 梁爽

Dec 14, 2017

Help me a lot. Thanks so much!

By Raul C

Mar 1, 2016

Great course and great teacher

By Nana M

Jun 19, 2018

I really enjoyed the course!

By Naila 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.