A strong story is key to engaging and retaining players. Over 7 weeks this 100% online course teaches the story-structure essentials that will help you craft richer and more compelling games.
This is a professional development course for anyone who works – or aspires to work – in the gaming industry as well as writers and designers seeking to develop their interactive storytelling skills.
The course has been created by story guru John Yorke and Heavy Rain lead Designer Caroline Marchal. You’ll learn to understand the components of a succesful game and craft a story bible for a new game. Working in a small group, you’ll receive weekly one-to-one feedback from the tutor team and gain insight into the narrative games production process.
On successful completion of the course, you will receive a certificate of completion evidencing your learning and study hours. You will need to set aside 4-5 hours per week to complete the assignments.
We teach you why stories underpin everything – and how to use them to transform everything you do. From speeches to strategy. From finance to HR. Whether you’re creating a brand or a TV series, a video game or a research bid, a novel or a pitch.