What's On: Writing for Games and Narrative Design

20 September, 2023

As we head into Melbourne International Games Week, there are so many upcoming events and opportunities at AWG for anyone with an interest in Narrative Design and Writing for Games. 

Please note: these events are not just for existing games writers. If you are a screenwriter or playwright curious about the world of narrative design, we strongly encourage you to attend one of these events and learn more about it. You never know what you'll discover!

JoJo Zhou: In Conversation with Ellen Jurik
JoJo Zhou is a writer and dramaturg across multiple mediums. In the world of Narrative Design, she has worked on Cult of the Lamb (Massive Monster) and Innchanted (DragonBear Studios). Join JoJo in conversation with fellow playwright-turned-narrative designer, Ellen Jurik.
Monday 25 September, online via Zoom

Narrative Direction: Get Pitch Ready! 

Melbourne International Games Week is almost here! Join Narrative Designer Alexander Swords, and learn how to define the strengths of your project and communicate them to developers, publishers, platforms and funding agencies.
Saturday 30 September, Melbourne

Lunch Break: Directing the Narrative

The world of Narrative Design and writing for games is rich with brilliant and multi-faceted storytelling. Increasingly, it is also a growing area of creative and collaborative interest for writers of stage and screen. This month on lunch break we've invited three established senior narrative directors with decades of experience between them, to shed some light on the world of Narrative Direction in this must-see discussion.
Wednesday 4 October, online via Zoom

AWGIES deadline extended for interactive categories

As an added bonus, we’re extending entries in the Interactive Media & Gaming Category of the AWGIE Awards until Games Week. Entries for that category are now closing on Thursday 5 October! The Interactive Media & Gaming category celebrates excellence in story and narrative in games and interactive works that were first released in 2022. 
Closing Date Thursday 5 October