Storytelling in Games


Many games push the boundaries of storytelling. Learn how to use scenes, rising action, character development, and more.

This Short Course is part of our Game Design Fundamentals Package, a set of nine courses that are perfect for embedding into middle and high school courses, or using in summer camps and after school programs.



Students will be able to…

  • Identify steps in the Hero’s Journey
  • Develop characters
  • Design a storyboard
  • Write a card-based role playing game (RPG) based on the Hero’s Journey
  • Create a story portfolio

Total Completion Time

Approximately 15 Hours

Student Work

Here are some examples of the work that students will complete in this course:


Inside Storytelling in Games

Inside SiG


Course Documents

Software and Hardware Specs

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