Semester(s) Offered: Spring
Credits: 4
Course Call Number: GAMES-GT 123
Taught By: Clara Fernández-Vara

The creation of novel storytelling strategies for digital games is one of the key issues in current game development. Narrative games build bridges between dramatic writing for theatre and film and game design, and opens new avenues for new types of writing for digital media.

The Narrative Game Studio is a hands-on course that focuses on games that include a strong storytelling component, providing the opportunity to do interdisciplinary work. This course introduces students to the design of narrative games, including conceptualization, foundational narrative design strategies, and writing. Students will learn how to use three different tools/engines to develop narrative games; they will work individually at first and then in teams. The course uses the adventure game genre as a gateway to the general strategies used to incorporate narrative in games.