Why Video Game Screenplays?

Stuart Codd dressed professionally
My name is Stuart Codd and welcome to my blog!

My name is Stuart Codd and I’m making this blog because I’m passionate about video games and writing. It’s my dream one day to be a Narrative Designer for a video game studio like 343 or Game Freak or somewhere like that. I first became interested in writing when I was in an English 98 class back in 2014 at Bellevue College. I had always loved reading but it wasn’t until then that I wanted to pursue writing.

It was at Central Washington University where I majored in Professional and Creative Writing

I’ve been published three times, once online and twice in paperback.You can read my short story “Country Friend Zone” and tell me what you think in the comments.

But that’s not what this blog post is about

In the last year I’ve found that my eventual goal is to become a Narrative Designer, which is a person who helps write screenplays for video games. The purpose of this blog is to give examples of various video game stories and give you, the reader, my opinion on how well the screenplay was written.

Now, I know that everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but If you like video games and want to include yourself into conversations where you aren’t sure about what to say, let me help you out in that regard. I am currently learning more about blogging through the WordPress and E-Commerce site offered at Highline College and I hope to utilize the skills I learn in that class towards this blog, and improve my skills as a writer and blog/web designer.

Here’s a PSA for y’all: Know some code!

You don’t have to be an expert on coding, so don’t think you have to become the next Mark Zuckerberg to want to make video games. Actually, if you want to make a simple text based game all you need to do is download a free engine like Construct 8, or if you wanted to be more technical and know how to use API’s, then try out OpenAL or SDL audio. It all depends on how much code you know and how much you are willing to learn.

You don’t need to know a lot!

Like I said, you don’t need to be an expert. It just helps to know enough jargon about Java or C++ to understand what the developers are talking about and how you can give them advice or point them in the right direction.

This is going to be exciting

I’m excited to take this journey with you, and further talk about what I consider to be a passion of mine: video games!