Here’s How You Can Learn More About Storytelling In Video Games

If you’re an aspiring video games writer, there’s a short course to give your storytelling skills a jump start.

This November there’s a short games writing course for budding storytellers. The course will be led by award-winning games writer, Hannah Nicklin who is studio lead at the Danish indie studio, Die Gute Fabrik.

The ticket price includes a license for Mutazione, a lush, hand-illustrated mutant soap opera. The Steam page describes it as:

“Explore the Mutazione community as Kai as she cares for her ailing grandfather. Discover magical gardens, new friends & old secrets. They can survive an apocalyptic meteor strike, but can they survive their small-town drama?”

It was published by Akupara Games, and you can watch the launch trailer here:

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You’ll play this game as preparation for the course, to get your creative juices flowing. So if you’ve ever wanted to move into a career in games, this could get you inspired!

It’s never too late to change careers – Nicklin worked as a playwright before moving into the industry. Now she has a PHD in games, using her storytelling skills to make awesome video games.

The Guardian is running this storytelling in videogames course and it will take place at 6.30-9pm on 23 November 2021. It’s all online, so you can attend from anywhere.

Would you ever want to work in the gaming industry? Do you have a story you know would be amazing in a game? Let us know via our social media channel.


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Featured Image Credit: Akupara Games