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.
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 Kristen F•
This was ok, but not really for me. I feel like this can be very helpful for some who struggle with story and narrative writing, but for those who have taken courses and studied this already, it was repetitive and tiresome.
by Татьяна Т•
I'm disapointed. Basic knowleges of drama structure, making characters. And 0 about narrative mecanics. If You are already screenwriter or writer You will find nothing new.
by M L W•
Concepts are interesting, the assignments are not. Writing and re-writing about the teacher's generic game example. Not much opportunity to work on your own content.
by Tatiana W•
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 Juan C D M•
The course is ok, but it doesn't give any certificate of completition for free users (something that many other courses do give).
by Deborah M M•
Good overview of narrative and a breakdown of key story elements such as character and setting.
by レヷブレート サ•
The material is OK, but it just felt so boring
by adrian s•
The contents is very good, but the time flow management is very poor. The whole point of taking an online course (at least for me) is to do things when I want to. I see grading really following the deadlines ... even when I submit the homework early. Now, if this is an "intelligent" way to make sure people are on the platform long enough to pay some minimum target fee, then charge more from the beginning, but don't waste my time.
Otherwise, maybe peer review is not that efficient. The two star rating is because time is the most valuable resource for any person.
by Francisco N•
The content is good but is too focus in the 3 act structure, and don't explain the narration techniques specifically to videogames genres. The assignments were too repetitives and don't add variety or feeling of progression through the course. I recommend the course for who don't know the basis of the narrative structure, but not for people like me who work in the audiovisual world.
Such a boring course. No challenge at all, no meaningful example, and in the end seems that everybody grade without any reason. I don't think I'll finish the specialization, it's too expensive for such a poor quality
by Viola B•
I don't feel like I learned a whole lot, there wasn't a lot of new information presented.