Book Turned into a video game
Video games have come a long way in the past ten years. There used to be a time where the story wasn't that important in a game. Well, that's because there complexity of game really wasn't there. Side scrollers don't really need a whole lot of story.
But, nowadays games are very very complex and rich in story, history, and even back story.
And gamers really thrive on this complexity. It's interesting and it enriches the whole gaming experience.
And that leads me to this article about the new game based on the Game of Thrones book by George R.R. Martin. It is a wonderfully thick and complex series of epic fantasy books.
The first book in the series is "A Song of Ice and Fire" And this is the book that the game is based on.
The Story is the Most Important thing in a video game
Ok, There is an important thing that I want to talk about in this article and I have already touched on it a bit. It is the concept and fact of the story being a critical part of a video game. I get a lot of email from people who want to make video games. And for the most part they talk about the software, the look, the characters and the action of the game.
And they almost never talk about the story!
That's ok though. When you are new to designing and developing video games there is an awful lot to learn. And mastering all of the various things takes a lot of time and effort. It is easy to overlook the story of the game. But, the story, in the end is the most important part of the game! It can make or break your game very easily.
If you are dreaming of developing a video game or you are currently in the process of developing a game I recommend you spend some time on the story. It is so important and it is very enjoyable. You will be surprised how things start to come together in the game when you have the story laid out.
The story is more than just the plot
The story is more than what happens from beginning to end. It is also the world, the places, the characters and the whole background of the world you are creating.
If you want to learn more about writing for video games I have a whole lot of resoruces for you right here:
- The Video Gamer's Notebook
- How to Write a Game Players Handbook or Guide
- How to write a video game script
- Seven Creative Tips for game makers
- Design games and levels on paper first
- Design Video Games like an Artist does
- Books to help understand writing for video games
Want to use a book for your video game just like they have done with A Game of Thrones?
Hey, you can go ahead and use one of my epic fantasy books! Send me an email. I would be glad to work something out!
An Epic Fantasy Adventure
Fulcrum Shift is a fantasy novel filled with dark terror, mythical creatures, and pulse-pounding, sword-wielding action.
This is one of those profound little books that sends ideas out into the world like a shockwave. It is an Epic Fantasy adventure that goes beyond fantasy and examines the basic questions of heroism, genius, and the quest that every hero must undertake. Travel with Bosch as he embarks on his journey to accomplish his quest and watch as he struggles to overcome the obstacles both external and internal that every hero must face.
Want to learn more about "A Game of Thrones"? Check out the website here
I also have screenshots and more information about it right here: The Video Game: A Game of Thrones
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