Game Script and Storyboard Creation

Ethan Kennerly

Envisioning Interactivity

Here is an online supplement to the chapter I wrote for the ITT course textbook, Creative Writing and Storyboarding for Games. In the chapter I explain how to format, write, and improve screenwriting explicitly for games. Then I explain how to convert a script into a storyboard that can impart the game writer's vision to the production team.
    Game Script Template
    This Microsoft Word template includes common screenplay formatting, keyboard shortcuts for rapid writing, and additional help and brief examples of how to format game writing.

    Example Script
    Here is an excerpt game script from Tree of Life.

    Game Storyboard Template
    This Microsoft Word template is formatted for convenient entry by computer or through traditional hand-drawn, handwritten storyboards. Each image box is formatted at US standard NTSC aspect ratio (4:3).

    Example Game Storyboard
    Here is a scanned excerpt from the first page of the second act of the game Tree of Life.

    Example Game Storyboard Writing
    Here is an extensive example of 25 panels of storyboard text descriptions.

Example Storyboard

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Here is further information for game script and storyboard creation, as well as their applications.

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