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543 - Game-Based Fiction Workshop

Writing Intensive (WI): 
Prerequisite or Requirement: 
211 OR First Year Writing
General Education: 
Creative Writing (Fulfills Workshop Requirement)
Creative Writing
Class Description: 
This course is for students who have completed a creative writing workshop and want to explore how games and rules can be used to produce unique and unpredictable narratives. Projects will include individual writing exercises, collaborative writing practice, and critiques of peer writing. Students will examine how different game mechanics produce different kinds of narratives and may be encouraged to develop their own game-based writing projects. Through the reading and discussion of other narrative media, students will learn the affordances and limitations of game-based storytelling systems. Prerequisite: 211 OR First Year Writing.