Narrative Design 101
in English

For non-native speakers (18+)

Starts June, 21
39 990 руб / $615
ATTENTION! To participate in the course you need to have at least Intermediate (B1) English. This is not an English course. You need to be able to read and write in English.
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Evgeni Puzankov is the main teacher of the course


Chris Avellone
(Into the Breach, Torment: Tides of Numenera, Fallout 2, Fallout: New Vegas, Planescape: Torment)

Emily Grace Buck
(TellTale, Waylanders)

Charlene Putney
(Divinity Series, Baldur's Gate 3)

Colin McComb
(Torment: Tides of Numenera, D&D, Dark Sun, Dragonlance, Planescape, Ravenloft)
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Months: the length of the course
Lessons: theory, practice and webinars with guest speakers
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Narrative Design 101 course is taught
completely in English!

Narrative Design 101 is a brand new course. The emphasis will be on gameplay and design, writing is secondary here.

We will focus on short games made in Ink. Your games of course.

If something stops you on your way to your dreams
the Call to Adventure and to stop procrastinating.

Become the best Narrative Designer in the World!
(we dare you)

Don't miss the chance to learn from
star Narrative Designers and Game Writers!

For those who participated
in Game Writing in English 2.0
The time is now again!
The game writing 2.0 course is dead. I got bored.

We study narrative design now.

We also had a long-ass 8-week project that nobody has completed yet.


So now we'll study design and make a bunch of small games.

Because it's fun! You're going to have fun. You will.

If you have participated in our previous courses, you'd be pleased to know there are some changes to the feedback and deadline system.

First, there are no more line limits. I'm now taxing choices.

Second, the deadline is one week since the last received feedback, if the work was submitted before the end of the course.

And lastly, I bought a mic, so you won't hear me breathe in the webinars' recordings anymore.

Evgeni Puzankov
You will make up to 4 small text games.

The engine used will be Ink by Inkle (80 Days, Heaven's Vault).
Course Contents:
Choices and how to make them
The main workhorse of interactivity.
The meaning of actions
Don't show, don't tell, let players act it.
Some helpful structures
To keep you sane.
Repetition and repetition
Is is your your friend friend.
The stakes
A reason to play.
The design of dialogues
Writing them is only half of the job.
The verbs above the neck
Promises, lies, confessions, betrayals.
Deconstruction of tropes
Understand the bricks before building a house.
What studying in Narratorika looks like?
All the process is centered in GetCourse platform.

You have an access to the course and all the additional materials - FOREVER. At least while GetCourse exists.

Once a week you get a lesson with theoretical part and practical part. You get a personal feedback on your homeworks from your tutor in written form.

Once a week you also have a webinar with guest stars and Q&A.

Course Projects - 4 (!!!) Text Games in Ink Engine
Feedback from the Students
The main tutor in this course
is Evgeni Puzankov

Save Koch
Full narrative design. Story, dialogues, setting.

The Long Reach

Full narrative design. Story, dialogues, setting.

Monster Prom
Worked on some events for the game.

Phantom Trigger
Assisted with narrative design in early
In charge of developing strong and deep narrative for a CCG, including a compelling way to convey it. Leading a team of two narrative designers. Project eventually canceled.

Paper Knight
Full narrative design. Story, dialogues, setting.

Pocket Cult
Full narrative design. Story, dialogues, setting.

Veterans Online
Lore, characters, setting, character dynamics
and in-game barks

Signus Labs
Producer / Game Designer
Apr 2014 - Apr 2015

Narrative Designer
Oct 2013 - Jun 2014

New Media
Lead Integrator / Scripter
May 2012 - Oct 2013

Artogon Games
Game Designer / Lead Scripter
Nov 2010 - May 2012

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for anybody in $ currency!
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