Transformers: Devastation Video Game Writer Teaches New Course!

transformers-devastation-box-artTransformers: Devastation, written by Comics Experience founder and instructor Andy Schmidt, is now on sale from Activision!

The game launched October 6 and is available everywhere video games are sold.

Andy appeared in a group interview about Transformers: Devastation during Comic-Con International: San Diego. View it here to see a game-play demonstration, get behind-the-scenes details about the game’s creation, and hear more from Andy and collaborators Max Scoville, Brian Altano, Robert Conkey, and Gregg Berger!

Beginning April 6, Andy will share his video game writing expertise in a NEW Comics Experience course: Introduction to Writing for Video Games! The course will guide students through every aspect of video game development from a writer’s perspective. Fun exercises will sharpen your skills for writing strong plot points, characters, and dialogue – all with the goal of creating great, playable games!

PLUS, the course will now include a guest visit from Activision’s Robert Conkey! Robert will join us for one evening to discuss the work of a video game producer, and how it relates to the writer’s role!

Andy SchmidtCourse instructor Andy Schmidt is a writer, editor, and educator, whose prior video game writing credits include Transformers: Fall of Cybertron and Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark. Andy has also written extensively in comics and prose, with comic titles including Guardians Team-Up for Marvel, and 5 Days to Die for IDW Publishing. His nonfiction book about making comics, The Insider’s Guide to Creating Comics and Graphic Novels, earned an Eagle Award for Favorite Comics-Related Book.

Andy is also the founder of Comics Experience, and has taught extensively about making comics. Check out his full bio here!

Enrollment for Introduction to Writing for Video Games is now open. Sign up to secure your seat! Registration and more details are available at our course page.

Class starts April 6, 2016!

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Posted by Nicole Boose

New Course! Introduction to Writing for Video Games Now Open For Enrollment!

Note: This post has been edited to reflect updated course dates. Beginning April 6, 2016, Comics Experience founder Andy Schmidt will lead students in a brand-new course: Introduction to Writing for Video Games! This intensive, five-week session will immerse you in every aspect of video game story development and writing. Newcomers to writing or gaming […]