Workshops

verse publications offers workshops on all aspects of professional production of film & games, ranging from game design to scriptwriting.

In 2014, Jane Espenson & Brad Bell (Buffy: The Vampire Slayer, Angel, Battlestar Galactica, Once Upon A Time) led our workshop on scriptwriting for TV & Film.
In 2015 Ed Stern & Georg Backer (Enemy Territory, Brink, Dirty Bomb, Fable) held a workshop on writing story for story-unfriendly environments such as multiplayer games.
In 2016, Richard Dansky (Vampire: The Masquerade, Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell, Wraith d20) led the workshop on: writing in a team, being part of a larger production, meeting demands of a professional environment.

Our latest workshop "Writing for Games: The Game™” with Chris Avellone was on the 13th-14th of May 2017 in the MuseumsQuartier in Vienna.

Chris Avellone has been in the games writing business for over 20 years in a variety of genres, mostly in RPGs. During the workshop, Chris Avellone shared his experiences in crafting computer game narratives.

Our focus was on:

  • Writing with a Team
  • Speaking the Language
  • Structuring the Hierarchy within a team…
  • …and within a writing team
  • Knowing the Writer’s Role and the Story’s Role
  • Layout and Importance of Style Guides
  • Knowing your Boundaries, Technical and Aesthetic, including matching other writer and franchise tone