How to Write a Good Video Game Story — E.M. Welsh.
Making money writing about video games and geeky stuff you love can be rewarding on its own, but there are other perks in this fun niche. Scoring free games, products, and hardware to review is easily at the top of the list for many writers.
It wasn’t a perfect game by any means, but its story made it better. Given that, perhaps there is some evidence out there to suggest that gamers really do buy video games for their stories.
The game would play the same with or without a storyline, but the author chose to include a story about magicians and their apprentices, and a mythical land graphically displayed in the opening cinematics. This simple game won Computer Gaming World's puzzle game of the year award. Playability.
Video game writers provide the narratives that propel players through the game — narratives that have grown increasingly complex as games offer ever-expanding choices for characters and game play. Of course, breaking into the world of game design isn't necessarily easy, but if you're willing to put in the effort, your dream job could be waiting for you.
The Games Design and Creative Writing BA consists of compulsory and optional modules, a typical selection can be found below. Modules can vary from year to year to keep up-to-date with the games industry, but these offer a good idea of what we teach. Optional modules are indicative and available subject to numbers.
We hear it all the time: Stories in video games suck. They’re too complex, too long, and ultimately too boring. Often, gamers skip cut scenes entirely to get back to the gameplay.
First of all, neither game belong on a list of the greatest video game stories. Second of all, you need to play more video games if you think New Vegas had a good story. It was downright awful to.