Ultimate Guide to Video Game Writing & Design

Ultimate Guide to Video Game Writing & Design

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Ultimate Guide to Video Game Writing & Design by Flint Dille, John Zuur Platten

• Authors are top game designers

• Aspiring game writers and designers must have this complete bible

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. The authors, top game designers, focus on creating games that are an involving, emotional experience for the gamer. Topics include integrating story into the game, writing the game script, putting together the game bible, creating the design document, and working on original intellectual property versus working with licenses. Finally, there’s 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781580650663
Publisher: Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony
Publication date: 01/08/2008
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 383,226
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.54(d)

About the Author

Flint Dille is an American writer and game designer. He is best known for his animated work, including Transformers, G.I. Joe, and An American Tail: Fievel Goes West. He has also written for games, including The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay and Dead to Rights. He is the author with John Zuur Platten of The Ultimate Guide to Video Game Writing and Design.

John Zuur Platten began his career at Universal Studios, working as a production coordinator on a number of series including Lassie and Harry and the Hendersons. He currently works in games and interactive media, and was the producer, lead designer, director, and writer for the Eidos video game Fear Effect. He lives in California.

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Ultimate Guide to Video Game Writing & Design 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
JimJJ More than 1 year ago
This book is geared toward anyone who wants to manage the game designing process. It is about writing the game's story, not about writing the game's code.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is a GOOD book but it needs to talk more about how you can make money off of the game rather than just keeping it to yourself and your friends.
JMHolt More than 1 year ago
I am a High School game programming & design teacher. We use Unity for all our game development and this book comes highly recommended from the Unity in Education Curricular Framework writers. Its an incredible book for those looking at the design and writing aspects of creating a video game. I have quotes from this book on my classroom wall. Its important to know that this game isn't about how to code or create art for video games. Its about how to write for them as a unique medium for storytelling and how your writing influences and affects the design of the game. I highly recommend it.
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Juliette Bresnahan More than 1 year ago
i am ssd to write this reveiw for you, but i dont want anyone wasting their money on this book. it lacks the catchy opening, or a grabber, to lure the reader in. also, it was clearly a mistake to use odd pictures meshed together and call it a title page.