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Professional techniques for video game writing

Author: Wendy Despain
Publisher: Wellesley, Mass. : A.K. Peters, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book by the International Game Developers Association (IGDA) Game Writing Special Interest Group focuses on various aspects of working as a professional game writer, including how to break in to game writing, writing manuals, narrative design, writing in a team, working as a freelancer, working with new intellectual property, and more. It includes exercises and writing samples; additional writing samples are  Read more...
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Professional techniques for video game writing.
Wellesley, Mass. : A.K. Peters, ©2008
(DLC) 2008007163
(OCoLC)209743420
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Wendy Despain
ISBN: 9781439875384 1439875383
OCLC Number: 814380325
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 225 pages) : illustrations
Contents: How to break in and stay in / Beth A. Dillon --
Interactive script formatting / Wendy Despain --
Writing pitch docs and exec docs / Erin Hoffman --
Game documentation guide / John Feil --
Manuals, in-game text, and credits / John Feil --
Narrative design / Jay Posey --
Game writing at a distance / Chris Klug --
Writing in a team / Sande Chen, Maurice Suckling, and Anne Toole --
Getting the work done / Wendy Despain --
Writing for all audiences / Beth A. Dillon --
Writers in the recording studio / Haris Orkin --
Writing tutorials, press start ... to start / Andrew S. Walsh --
Writing strategy guides / Alice Henderson --
Writing for new IP / Rhianna Pratchett --
Script doctoring / Richard Dansky --
Game writing and narrative in the future / Evan Skolnick.
Responsibility: edited by Wendy Despain.

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