ONLINE - Worldbuilding for Stories and Games

  • Creative Writing, Digital Media, Gaming
9931 Willows Rd, Redmond, WA 98052, USA
Jun 22 2020
Aug 14 2020

Schedules

06/22/2020 - 07/03/2020

ONLINE Worldbuilding for Stories and Games
$995.00
  • Sun 
  • Mon9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Tue9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Wed9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Thu9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Fri9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sat 

Registration period

Registration for this schedule starts on 01/01/2020 and ends on 06/08/2020.

Restrictions

Participants must be 11 to 18 when the program starts.

07/06/2020 - 07/17/2020

ONLINE Worldbuilding for Stories and Games
$995.00
  • Sun 
  • Mon9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Tue9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Wed9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Thu9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Fri9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sat 

Description

Registration period

Registration for this schedule starts on 01/01/2020 and ends on 06/22/2020.

Restrictions

Participants must be 11 to 18 when the program starts.

07/20/2020 - 07/31/2020

ONLINE Worldbuilding for Stories and Games
$995.00
  • Sun 
  • Mon9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Tue9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Wed9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Thu9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Fri9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sat 

Registration period

Registration for this schedule starts on 01/01/2020 and ends on 07/06/2020.

Restrictions

Participants must be 11 to 18 when the program starts.

08/03/2020 - 08/14/2020

ONLINE Worldbuilding for Stories and Games
$995.00
  • Sun 
  • Mon9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Tue9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Wed9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Thu9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Fri9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sat 

Description

Registration period

Registration for this schedule starts on 01/01/2020 and ends on 07/20/2020.

Restrictions

Participants must be 11 to 18 when the program starts.

Location

9931 Willows Rd, Redmond, WA 98052, USA

Description

Do you have ideas for an imaginary world that you KNOW game players or readers will want to lose themselves within? Whether it is a fantasy world or one that is science fiction-based, creating such a believable and compelling world requires a myriad of details that will need to be defined including geographies, cultures, economies, and bestiaries, which can be overwhelming. In this ONLINE course, you will be guided through a systematic process of the your world resulting in a solid foundation and approach for you to work from even after the course is done.

You will learn:

  • Research techniques for inspiration and authenticity
  • How to map out your world and develop the societal elements including settlements, cultures, governments, and technologies (or MAGIC!)
  • How to design creatures that will inhabit your world
  • The process to define the historical timeline of your world to provide context  

Prerequisites:

  • No previous knowledge or skills are required for this course.

Technical Requirements:

Students must have access to a computer as well as additional hardware and software. Some programs or courses may indicate additional technology requirements, and not all programs are Mac compatible. See individual course descriptions for more information.

  • Windows PC or Mac computer
  • Display with minimum resolution of 1024 x 768. While it is not mandatory, it is recommended to have a second monitor connected to the computer to extend the desktop. This allows the student to more easily follow what the instructor is demonstrating while concurrently being able to see the software environment that the student is working within.
  • Headset with microphone
  • Three-button mouse
  • Broadband internet connection
  • Current, major internet browser (Chrome, Edge, Firefox, or Safari)
  • Latest version of Adobe Reader

Orientation Session:

Please note that in order to ensure that students have their home computers set up correctly for the class, and to orientate students to learning in an online environment, there will be a 30-minute scheduled orientation session that will run the week before the workshop is scheduled to start. Information about this will be sent to students 2-weeks prior to the start of the workshop.