A hands-on writing class designed to help students improve their dialogue-writing skills and learn how to make dialogues interactive.
A key component in narrative based games is the ability to engage characters in dialogues, which in some cases can alter the course of the story. Too often, however, dialogue in games is overlooked in favor of other elements. This writing workshop will cover the basics of writing believable dialogue, examine how to best deliver exposition and information in a natural way, and designing situations where dialogue can increase player interactivity. All attendees will be asked to complete several writing exercises, so willingness to participate and have your work read aloud is required!
How to keep players engaged by making dialogues interactive.
Delivering information and exposition in a natural and believable way.
Examining characters and their traits to determine how best to write their dialogues.
About the Instructor
Francisco Gonzalez has been writing and designing point and click adventure games since 2001. Commercially, he has released "A Golden Wake" and "Shardlight" with Wadjet Eye Games; the latter recently won the award for Best Writing at the Indie Games Riot Expo. You can follow Francisco on Twitter at @GrundislavGames or check out his website (www.grundislavgames.com)