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Writing for Animation, Comics, and Games by Christy Marx

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CHAPTER   10

The Script Format

The first thing to know about writing for games is that there are absolutely no standardized formats for game scripts. There is no such thing as “a game script.” None, nada, zip. This is especially true when dealing with dialogue writing, where every company may have its own unique method or some proprietary software that is used to create and incorporate dialogue. If you’re an in-house writer (full-time employee), there will nearly always be specialized game-engine tools you’ll use to create your material.

For the contract writer, there are a few rough guidelines I can give, but don’t consider them to be hard-and-fast rules. The producer or whoever hires you may have a clear idea of what she wants you to do. If ...

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