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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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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.


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.

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By Alex Z

Dec 7, 2015

Great and easy to learn!

By Ira M (

Oct 22, 2015

Amazing fun and useful!

By Sergio A M P

May 10, 2021

Curso muy entretenido

By Francisco J B V

Feb 12, 2019

Excellent course!

By Blank

Jul 4, 2022

amazing course!

By Yishai R

Oct 2, 2017

A great course!

By Piero A D Y

Jun 27, 2022

muy buen curso

By An Q

Feb 20, 2018

great lecture!

By Mustafa T

Jan 12, 2018

Overall Great!

By Daniel D

Feb 28, 2017

Great course!!

By Sarah-Louise H

Mar 15, 2017

Great course!

By Camila T

May 24, 2021

Bonito curso

By Mufizul I

Jan 28, 2017

Very help me

By Rodrigo F C H

Jul 1, 2021

nice course

By Umair R

Aug 8, 2016

Best Course

By Daniel D H B

Aug 8, 2016

Pretty cool

By Filiberto F V R

Jan 27, 2016

I loved it.

By Sameh H

Dec 21, 2020

i loved it

By Stefano M

Nov 28, 2016


By Bryan Z

Jun 2, 2021

Muy bueno

By Percy D R R

Jun 1, 2021

Muy bueno

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By Mujaffar B

May 18, 2020

Great one