Fast-Track Your Game-Writing Career

The Narrative Department’s Game Writing Masterclass is an 8-week online program for writers who eat, breathe, and dream video games… and are ready to fast-track their game-writing careers.

Video games are the new storytelling frontier. But it’s a writing job like no other. Game writers and narrative designers must show up at work with a base of knowledge, a toolbox of skills, and an ability to work across disciplines if they want to bring their ideas to life.

The Game Writing Masterclass can save you years of expensive and frustrating trial and error by giving you everything you need to achieve your game-writing goals – knowledge, direction, and support – in one 8-week program.

Our alumni have gone on to become game writers or narrative designers at Bad Robot Games, Blizzard, Cloud Chamber, Crimson Herring, Deck Nine, Deviation Games, EA, Firaxis, HakJak, High Moon Studios, Jam City, Kluge Interactive, Massive Games, Monumental, NetEase, Obsidian, Spooky Doorway, Squid Games, System Era Softworks, Telltale, Tencent, Undead Labs, Wizards of the Coast, and ZeniMax. And the list keeps growing.

If they can do it, you can do it, too.

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Narrative Designer, HakJak Studios

"I just loved knowing that the class was coming every week, knowing that I had these people who I could always reach out to on Slack, even if we didn't talk all the time. Just knowing that they were there created that structure and that rising creative tide in me that motivated me to do good work in the class."


Developer Relations Manager, Astra

"I've done game jams. I studied games at university. I have been in writing groups, and I've gone to writing conferences. I couldn't have gotten this [experience] anywhere else."

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Producer, Narrative Designer and Audio Director at Fox & Hound Studio

"If you decide to embark on this short, but long-lasting journey, I can promise you that it'll provide you with all the tools needed to build up your confidence, to build up your skills, and to make sure that you're headed where you need to be."


Junior Unity Developer, Spooky Doorway

"In a world that's just so plagued by hyper-individualism and cutthroat competitiveness, Susan just somehow managed to find the kindest, most engaging, talented range of people from all around the world. This is a class that will make you feel like you found your people. These are people who will inspire you, lift you up, and make you feel like you're not alone in this. And many of them feel like they've become lifelong friends."

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3d Artist | Game Writer | Game Designer

"I think if you're really committed to writing, if you really want to discover what goes into the craft of game writing, just go ahead and do it. It's really, you know, a cornucopia of knowledge and emotion and friendship."

Taught by best-selling, award-winning game writer Susan O'Connor

Susan’s first job as a game writer was for “a slumber party game - for girls!” She’s gone on to work on over 25 projects, including groundbreaking, award-winning titles in the BioShock, Far Cry and Tomb Raider franchises. Titles in her portfolio have sold over 30 million copies and generated over $500 million in sales. For many years she was an adjunct professor at UT Austin, where she taught a course on writing for games. She also founded the Game Narrative Summit at GDC. Now, she partners with studios, publishers, and writers to help teams ship great games with great stories. She is dedicated to supporting creatives in the games industry so that they can do their best work.