Book Kill the Dragon! How to Write Brilliant Video Game Screenplays by Robert Bryant and Keith Giglio is a practical guide for aspiring screenwriters.
The authors have rich and relevant experience behind them: Keith has worked as a screenwriter and producer on American television for many years, and Bob has been an executive game producer.
The authors describe in detail how the classic and already outdated three-act scenario differs from the fashionable four- or five-act scenarios, and why such a classification is hardly applicable to branched game scenarios. They provide many diagrams illustrating the structure of a video game story, draw parallels with Shakespeare’s classic plays, and explain how many accompanying NPC lines have to be recorded for a sequence where the hero simply picks up ammo.
At the same time, Kill the Dragon is not strictly theoretical: at the end of each chapter, the book motivates the reader with the help of optional, but rather creative practical tasks. They will help hone your writing skills in a new unusual format.
Book Kill the Dragon! How to write brilliant scripts for video games” is already available in Russia.