Nov 07, 2017
This is so helpful. It covers all the essentials of developing a good story, applicable in any form of media, then it focuses on converting the story to a game by adding interactive gameplay elements.
Dec 31, 2015
This is my favorite course ever. Dariush teaches in such an engaging way and it shows you how to have a creative yet objective and analyzed mindset for creating a story and narrative for a Video Game.
by Ekaterina S•
Feb 28, 2018
Loved the coarse and especially the teacher! Was a real pleasure to listen to such a well constructed lectures. And the assignments very interesting.
by Juan C L R•
May 03, 2019
Excellent, simple and well structured
by Garrett R W•
Apr 25, 2019
I really enjoyed this course, and I felt that it helped me see video games from a story-first perspective. I especially liked the concept of "idea sheets" and feel I will apply that to many areas of my creative life. While this class may focus on the foundations of creating stories for games, the structure and guidelines that it provides the writer are invaluable. It is a lot easier to start writing when you break things up as this course shows. Really great experience!
by Wafa' B•
Mar 28, 2019
I really enjoyed this course and the instructors materials, I just wish we were given the chance to work on our own games in the assignments.
by Shanna S•
Mar 19, 2019
This course was a little bit a shock for me. It had no continuity with the previous one, which was kinda a pity. Also, I had a hard time with the last two homework of week 3 and week 4, since a ''story'' is imposed to you, and you have to re-write within that...I would have preferred that we did the same exercise with the kid story chosen in the first two lessons(week 1 and 2). I wouldn't recommend it if you have already experience with writing because it was very discouraging for me, I almost wanted to skip the course, but I want that specialization so I had to complete it. But if you don't have experience in writing at all, maybe it could help you because the teacher explains to you his method to help you find your ideas for building your narrative, and also for describing your characters and their motives etc.
by Sohaila A A•
Mar 12, 2019
i really loved every single bit of it. i loved the topics discussed, the way i was taught to think and get the ideas out so thanks alot. you are great.
Mar 07, 2019
What a fun course! Really made me think about writing, how to turn a story into a game, and how to ideate and create bigger concepts from small ideas. Loved watching all the videos!
by Francisco J B V•
Feb 13, 2019
by Luis A•
Feb 02, 2019
Una buena introducción a la narrativa aplicada a los videojuegos. Muy práctica. No es excesivamente profunda, pero muy recomendable precisamente porque admite a alumnos de casi todos los niveles.
A good introduction to the narrative applied to video games. Very practical. It is not excessively deep, but I highly recommend it precisely because it admits students of all levels.
Jan 22, 2019
Great opportunity to practice your creative writing skills!
by Adrianisa K S•
Jan 09, 2019
The course is delivered very nicely with well-thought reading materials and lots of practicing. Like they always say, practice makes perfect.
Thank you for sharing the knowledge!
by Anirudh C•
Dec 17, 2018
pretty interesting. so many aspects to learn about story writing.
by Ruaan G•
Nov 30, 2018
Best part of this specialization
Nov 07, 2018
This course will set you off on your journey to become a video game story writer.
by Julian A•
Oct 30, 2018
I love the material on this course, it really helps to improve. However, the peer evaluation system is the worse option for this course, only one person evaluates your work, and sometimes you must ask for help for the evaluation because no one will do it for default as its supposed to happen. Coursera needs to find a solution for this.
by Joshua v d V•
Oct 22, 2018
This course helped me learn the basics of storytelling, and I felt that with only 20 hours spent on this course I have grown a lot in this department. I would recommend this course to anyone who's into storytelling for video games.
by Tatiana W•
Sep 20, 2018
Great course content but only 3 stars because after being finished for over a month I am still waiting for someone to review my final assignment.
by Daniel A A G•
Sep 14, 2018
It really helped me understand the basics of what I was trying to do. Great course
by Breanne C•
Sep 07, 2018
My problems are moreso regarding my peers, as the course itself is fantastic, and this presenter is by far the most enjoyable to listen to and therefore easiest to absorb information from.
The bulk of the assignments being submitted by my peers shows little to no effort at all (a shocking quantity of which being directly copy-pasted from Wikipedia or outright blank fields), and yet my own assignments are being nit-picked to a disheartening degree. Enthusiasm and attempting to go above and beyond the requirements is frequently punished, and if I'm busy due to work or focusing on other courses and end up needing to submit later, I've had assignments reviewed by a single person; since there are no additional opinions to provide an average, my entire grade hinges on the opinions of a sole peer. I feel that assignments shouldn't be allowed to be counted as graded until they receive a set amount of reviews to allow for a peer average. We're students, so no single one of us is qualified to be a end-all-be-all judge of one another.
I feel that I must scrutinize Coursera itself in that this is a poorly-balanced system of grading, which should in all honesty be done by faculty. Seeing as how we're not paying for staff to perform the grading, I fail to see how this merits an ongoing subscription when the experience is equitable to purchasing a DVD set and book on a DIY course which one could share with a friend and turn to one another for peer review, without the looming stressor of arbitrary deadlines.
This is very disappointing.
by Luis E•
Jul 05, 2018
by Nana M•
Jun 19, 2018
I really enjoyed the course!
Apr 25, 2018
This course is very interesting and can expand your writing skills. Not just making games, students who are interested in becoming professional writers can also try to learn.
by Albertus A•
Apr 13, 2018
I easily learn what I need to know. The courses are all great!
by Juan P R R•
Apr 10, 2018
The assignments were a bit repetitive, and a little too demanding in my opinion (maybe because I'm not a native english speaker)
But mainly: it was a big turn off to not be able to work with the actual idea I had in mind and be forced to work with the shooter game, I understand its purpose but I would have really liked to work on my own concept and receive feedback.
Other than that, the course was very rich, and the lectures easy and solid!
by Anastasiya H•
Apr 08, 2018