For the longest of times, videogames were rarely recognised as vehicles for powerful storytelling. In recent years though, game titles both big and small are being heralded for their immersive and complex narratives, with story becoming just as important as graphics and gameplay.
Planning and writing digital interactive fiction can help capture students' imaginations through stories akin to the ones they interact with in videogames. It can also open their eyes to the interesting and complex inner workings of game narratives, where writers consider story alongside the user-experience, and develop writing skills as well as planning, structure, and light coding skills.
Wed 4 August