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Weekend course: Writing for Games (video game industry training)

  • Presented By: Mastermind Studios & Vancouver Film School
  • Dates: May 5, 2018 - May 6, 2018
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Mastermind Studios
  • Address: 954 Laval Crescent, Kamloops, BC V2C 5P5
  • Phone: 250-434-8918
  • Time: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Price: $200 + GST

Mastermind Studios in Kamloops, BC is excited to begin a new partnership with Vancouver Film School for growing the motion picture and gaming industries in British Columbia.

As the gaming industry continues to experience unprecedented growth the delivery of the ‘Writing for Games’ workshops in Kamloops is an excellent opportunity for the Interior to get a taste of what Vancouver Film School has to offer and get started on developing the skills they need to break into the industry themselves.

This is just the first of many exciting opportunities on the horizon through the relationship between Mastermind Studios and Vancouver Film School.
So you want to be a Game Writer? – Session 1
Saturday, May 5, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
On the cutting edge of media, video games offer a bold new space for storytelling. It’s a new art that melds classic story structures with a dynamic world where players have incredible agency in how the story evolves. This workshop explores the challenges that writers encounter when writing for video games, and the conventional narrative techniques used to solve them. You’ll depart from traditional linear thinking to create design documents and scripts tailored for interactive storytelling and learn what it truly means to be a game writer and narrative designer.

Environmental Storytelling – Session 2
Saturday, May 5, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Video games are an interactive medium: a dynamic experience that unfolds within environments where players are given control over their fate. The Environmental Storytelling workshop will introduce you to powerful narrative techniques that embrace this reality, showing how players discover a game’s world and its inherent rules. You will learn the key concepts guiding this technique, forging a world with its own unique story, utilizing mood boards, diary entries and other effective environmental design techniques.

Interactive Narrative – Session 3
Sunday, May 6. Full day workshop
9 a.m. – 12 p.m. & 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Modern video games have changed the way we tell stories with new perspectives and creative techniques. This Interactive Narrative introductory workshop will present you with an analogue game system that you will need to dissect and explore, analyzing the individual components essential for creating successful and engaging game stories. You’ll adopt the game’s rule sets, systems and elements in order to craft an original interactive narrative. You’ll combine characters, items, locations and game mechanics to create new encounters for players and build an individualized ‘expansion pack’.

To register go to: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/writing-for-games-a-vancouver-film-school-2-day-workshop-tickets-44339759414

See our website for full details http://mastermindstudios.ca/training-events/writing-for-games/