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The Ultimate Guide to Video Game Writing and Design

The Ultimate Guide to Video Game Writing and Design
Your Price: $25.95 CDN
Author: Flint Dille & John Zuur Platten
Publisher: Lone Eagle
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 272
Pub. Date: 2008
ISBN-10: 158065066X
ISBN-13: 9781580650663

About the Book:

A must have! The Ultimate Guide to Video Game Writing and Design is the complete bible for aspiring game writers and designers. There are other books about creating video games out there. Sure, they cover the basics. But The Ultimate Guide to Video Game Writing and Design goes way beyond the basics.

Authors Flint Dille and John Zuur Platten are top game designers. They focus on creating games that are an involving, emotional experience for the gamer.

Are you an aspiring designer or writer looking to break into the game industry? Or perhaps you are an experienced screenwriter wanting to learn the unique skills of constructing narratives for games. Either way, there is now a tremendous opportunity in the video game industry for those who can combine creative and innovative gameplay with a great story.

The worlds of video game creation and movie making are moving closer together. Screenwriters need to learn the mechanics of game design, and designers need to learn the skills of creating a great story. Flint Dille and John Zuur Platten can teach you how to do it all because they've done it all, having written and designed numerous successful games and screenplays.

Among the topics coverd:
• integrating story into the game
• writing the game script
• putting together the game bible
• creating the design document
• working on original intellectual property versus working with licenses
• complete information on how to present a visionary new idea to developers and publishers

Got game? Get The Ultimate Guide to Video Game Writing and Design.

About the Authors:

Flint Dille is an American screenwriter, game designer, and novelist. Deemed by the Writer's Guild of America (WGA), the most published Game Writer in the World, Flint has twice won 'Game Script of the Year' (Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay and Dead to Rights) and was nominated for Ghostbusters and Dark Athena. He has multiple platinum titles and has worked on crown jewel franchises including James Bond, Mission: Impossible, Tiny Toons, Batman: Rise of Sin Tsu (Guiness Book of Videogame Records for creating the first Batman villain outside of the comics) and also adapted as a novel, Superman, Dungeons & Dragons, Teen Titans and Scooby-Doo. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

John Zuur Platten is an American video game script writer and author. He lives in Burbank, California.