Category Archives: SIG Updates

Updates regarding the SIG itself, including meeting minutes, policy updates, and more.

Post-GDC Intitiative Roundup

A lot’s been going on with the Game Writing SIG since GDC. After a successful, standing-room-only roundtable session, we’ve been discussing and working to get initiatives off the ground and serve the group.

Here are some things currently in development:

  • Scheduled Google Hangouts to discuss game writing with industry veterans, run by Garrett Martin and Symantha Reagor
  • Game writing critiques by Josiah Lebowitz
  • A series of what game writers and narrative designers are expected to do and know on a team by Dave McCabe
  • A SIG podcast managed by Carl Killian

We also plan to work on building onto the game writing samples we feature on the website. We also intend to start building on the Wiki to help explain terms, concepts and tools regularly used in game writing. If anyone wishes to help with these initiatives, email the sig at writing.sig@gmail.com

Additionally, we will have some potential scholarship opportunities on the horizon. We’re working with other SIGs on this initiative and we’ll publish more information as it develops.

Finally, elections for the Game Writing SIG board are coming up. Committee members will be electing and voting board members to determine who will be on the board in the coming year. More information will be coming soon.

-Alexander Bevier

Welcome to the new SIG website

Welcome to the new website for the IGDA’s Game Writers SIG. While it is still under construction, this website houses much of the information regarding the SIG itself, and will continue to grow and flourish over time. There are a few things that you, as members, can send over to help:

  • If you are hosting an event, the event information
  • Links to news regarding game writing
  • Links to websites that cover game writing
  • Original articles that you would like to see published
    • Tutorials, guides, thoughts on the industry, etc…
  • Topics that you would like to see the SIG discuss