Table of Contents:
- Pt. I. Games writing in context. A brief history of game stories -- pt. II. What do game writers do? and how do they do it? Decoding and devising the brief -- NDAs & contracts -- Collaboration : team us -- Narrative design -- Outlines & treatments -- Character documents -- Environmental storytelling -- Writing scripts -- Editing -- Consultancy -- Adaptations : turning other things into games -- Other roles of the games writer -- pt. III. Beyond the basics. Why have stories at all? -- What is plot and how does it work? -- Other resources for writers : more than movies -- Marrying design and story : Driver 76 case study -- Storyloading -- Shifting agency -- Time gates and act stimulants -- Aristotle, games writing, and games -- Choice or enlightenment? -- The future of games writing -- pt. IV. What's it like being a games writer? What's it like being a games writer? -- Appendix A: Rating systems -- Appendix B: Sample non-disclosure agreement -- Appendix C: Sample writing services contract -- Appendix D: Selected exercise solutions (Chapters 9 and 10).
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on print version record.
- 1 online resource (xxi, 388 p.) : ill.
- GV1469.34.A97 S84 2012eb
- 9781937585778 (electronic bk.)
1937585778 (electronic bk.)