BBC WritersRoom: Writing for Games and Interactive Media

In January 2006, I gave a seminar for a bunch of up-and-coming writers about narrative in games and virtual worlds. It was pitched at an audience who knew a lot about writing for TV, radio and the theatre, but very little about games. My presentation was one of three; James Wallis talked about writing interactive narrative, and Gabriel Gilson of BBC Interactive Drama and Entertainment talked about what the BBC are doing around interactive stories - including Taggerz and Jamie Kane.

My department at the BBC have agreed to let me publish my slides and notes, but with a disclaimer that the opinions therein are mine, and do not necessarily reflect the views of the BBC.

  • View my presentation - plus notes, online. Sorry about the slightly broken layout.
  • Download my presentation as a Zipped Power point .ppt file (1.6Mb, released under a Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 England & Wales License)
  • Read James Wallis' reading list. To get an idea of how well respected he is in the game community, you might want to skim read this.

Want to comment on the presentation? Leave a comment on this page. Need to get in touch with me? Try kim.plowright [at]

Resources Elsewhere

Stuff that I find interesting gets added regularly to the interactive and games lists on my account: you can subscribe to those via RSS to see stuff as I find it. Bear in mind that it's a personal link dump, so sites might not always be totally relevant. (Or safe for work, for that matter...)

If you want a more general overview, have a look at all the links in tagged with 'Games' or with 'Interactive'