A Very Special Writers’ Corner: Writing for Video Games

Video games have evolved so much since the days when Mario first had to rescue the Princess in Bowser’s Castle. Today, video games are like movies. Playable action films. In these new generations of games story is more important than ever before. Did you know that in our own backyard there is a company that creates some of these games? It’s true. They’re called Bioware and the Edmonton arm of Bioware is behind such brain meltingly good games as Mass Effect and Dragon Age. For our next Writers’ Corner event we are teaming up with Bioware and the amazing EPL Makerspace to explore the world of writing for video games.

When: April 13th, 1:30pm

Where: Stanley Milner Library- Makerspace

Why: Because video games.

Writing for video games is a fascinating section of the writing world that you hardly ever hear about. We’re going to talk with Bioware writers Sylvia Feketekuty and Luke Kristjanson about what it takes to write for some of the hottest video games out there right now. Perhaps you’re a gamer and want to know how to get your foot in the door of the video game industry. Maybe you’re just a writer and want to know about the set of skills that is needed in order to write for video games. Or maybe you just want to come and check out the fabulous EPL Makerspace and all its toys and learn a little something along the way too. Whatever the reason, I really hope you will join me for this very special edition of Writers’ Corner. Space is limited so get there early and come with lots of questions to ask our guests.

More information can be found on the EPL Makerspace page.

I’m very excited about this event. I hope to see you all there.

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