How To Write a Game Story (INFOGRAPHIC)

Writing game stories can be tough work, obviously. Why else would so many stories repeat the exact same tropes, like gaining magical powers and fighting off orcs with the help of dwarves and/or elves? Because coming up with reasons to justify shooting, stabbing and magicking things is hard, that’s why.

Fortunately, we’ve gone and done game developers a favor, removing all guesswork from writing game stories. Just follow our handy chart to go step-by-step through fashioning a fully functional video game story, providing plenty of reasons to shoot things and blow up other things — just like in every other game!

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1 Comment on How To Write a Game Story (INFOGRAPHIC)


On December 18, 2012 at 11:28 am

Speaking as a future game developer who loves the industry and competitive creativity(im 14), I find the graph funny :) I love how everything that can be read there, you can attach a game to it in your mind. That just means every single storyline has been, at some time, implemented in a game. There are very few games today that have good, fresh, original narratives while all others are either games with a “legendary dudebro blasting someone’s really evil brains to make the world better” or they have just no actual storyline at all.