17th June 2008
Playing games online and off is an incredibly popular pastime and an industry that’s increasing in size all the time. Whether via consoles, computers, mobiles or online, people can’t get enough of gaming as entertainment.
Writing for games is an often-overlooked career path, but it’s a great opportunity for writers who want to flex their creative muscles. It can involve plot development, script-writing, copywriting, dialogue creation, project documentation, humour writing, characterisation and character development and a load of other elements that exercise a writer’s abilities.
But how is writing for games different to other kinds of writing? How do you get into it as a job? What do games developers and designers look for when selecting a writer to collaborate with? At what stage of the process does a writer get involved? What exactly does a games writer do on different types of games? Is it a good way to get into other forms of writing like TV and film (or is it the other way around)?
Who Should Book?
Come if you want to
• Write for games
• Find out more about getting into the games industry
• Meet other games writers
• Feed your passion for games
NMK got together with Online Content UK and Mesh to put together a cracking panel...Katie Ellwood, Games Writer, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Adrian Hon, Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer, Six to Start Naomi Alderman, Novelist, Games Writer and Journalist Steve Ince, Games Writer and Designer, inceSIGHT Who's behind it?
NMK is a learning and business information hub for companies and individuals working in UK digital media. www.nmk.co.uk
Mesh connects cultural investors with emerging creative talent by hosting, promoting and supporting events and networking parties. www.meshminds.com
Online Content UK is an editorial agency and network of content professionals. www.onlinecontentuk.org
BOOK NOW, tickets are selling fast: http://www.nmk.co.uk/event/2008/5/19/writing-for-games