Dec 31, 2015
This is my favorite course ever. Dariush teaches in such an engaging way and it shows you how to have a creative yet objective and analyzed mindset for creating a story and narrative for a Video Game.
Nov 07, 2017
This is so helpful. It covers all the essentials of developing a good story, applicable in any form of media, then it focuses on converting the story to a game by adding interactive gameplay elements.
par Ekaterina S•
Feb 28, 2018
Loved the coarse and especially the teacher! Was a real pleasure to listen to such a well constructed lectures. And the assignments very interesting.
par Breanne C•
Sep 07, 2018
My problems are moreso regarding my peers, as the course itself is fantastic, and this presenter is by far the most enjoyable to listen to and therefore easiest to absorb information from.
The bulk of the assignments being submitted by my peers shows little to no effort at all (a shocking quantity of which being directly copy-pasted from Wikipedia or outright blank fields), and yet my own assignments are being nit-picked to a disheartening degree. Enthusiasm and attempting to go above and beyond the requirements is frequently punished, and if I'm busy due to work or focusing on other courses and end up needing to submit later, I've had assignments reviewed by a single person; since there are no additional opinions to provide an average, my entire grade hinges on the opinions of a sole peer. I feel that assignments shouldn't be allowed to be counted as graded until they receive a set amount of reviews to allow for a peer average. We're students, so no single one of us is qualified to be a end-all-be-all judge of one another.
I feel that I must scrutinize Coursera itself in that this is a poorly-balanced system of grading, which should in all honesty be done by faculty. Seeing as how we're not paying for staff to perform the grading, I fail to see how this merits an ongoing subscription when the experience is equitable to purchasing a DVD set and book on a DIY course which one could share with a friend and turn to one another for peer review, without the looming stressor of arbitrary deadlines.
This is very disappointing.
par Luis A•
Feb 02, 2019
Una buena introducción a la narrativa aplicada a los videojuegos. Muy práctica. No es excesivamente profunda, pero muy recomendable precisamente porque admite a alumnos de casi todos los niveles.
A good introduction to the narrative applied to video games. Very practical. It is not excessively deep, but I highly recommend it precisely because it admits students of all levels.
Nov 07, 2018
This course will set you off on your journey to become a video game story writer.
par Adrianisa K S•
Jan 09, 2019
The course is delivered very nicely with well-thought reading materials and lots of practicing. Like they always say, practice makes perfect.
Thank you for sharing the knowledge!
Jan 22, 2019
Great opportunity to practice your creative writing skills!
par Francisco J B V•
Feb 13, 2019
Mar 07, 2019
What a fun course! Really made me think about writing, how to turn a story into a game, and how to ideate and create bigger concepts from small ideas. Loved watching all the videos!
par Sohaila A A•
Mar 12, 2019
i really loved every single bit of it. i loved the topics discussed, the way i was taught to think and get the ideas out so thanks alot. you are great.
par Daniel A A G•
Sep 14, 2018
It really helped me understand the basics of what I was trying to do. Great course
Oct 21, 2015
I was pretty upset by finding out there will be no Fran at this course, but Dariush is an amazing teacher too! I love how the material presents and exercises and examples are very interesting! 5 stars, no doubts!
par Gianmarco D•
Oct 28, 2017
Dariush really nails all the explanations for putting creative ideas into process. I personally love storytelling and I'd like to enter the industry doing this, specifically, I found a lot of material to think about and reflect on the tasks at hand, all wrapped up by an instructor that clearly put passion and effort in conveying this course to us learners. Very happy with this
par Wallace N O•
Feb 22, 2016
It was not easy, I admit... but it was an awesome course, after this one i finished the four courses and I'm totally happy with everything I learned!!!
par Farnoud F•
Jan 30, 2016
This Course helped me a whole lot in process of writing and how to break down the process for better performance. I really liked how easy and well sorted were the Content of the course and how the assignment was purposely designed for that week.
par Paulina M D M•
Dec 28, 2015
Very easy to follow and quite useful, not only for games but for designing user experiences because it focuses on how to engage people.
par Nuno F A C•
Jul 17, 2017
Very good course. All videos are good and examples are excelent written. 5 stars
par Anastasiya H•
Apr 08, 2018
par Philipp v S•
Mar 30, 2017
The course was very interesting and helpful! I learned a lot and the presented techniques are very helpful in all kinds of different projects!
par Jaime R•
Dec 22, 2015
Extremely helpful to get an introductory idea on how to use narrative in video games
par José F C P•
Jul 14, 2016
Buen curso, es una lastima que no tenga soporte a otros idiomas. Por ejemplo el español.
par Areito E•
Feb 27, 2017
Great exploration of narrative. Would be nice to see more examples and techniques for turning narrative into gameplay.
par Antonio B M•
Dec 24, 2015
Very important in develop of videogames
par Benjamin B H•
Jan 31, 2016
This was an excellent course, and gives a lot of insight and techniques to develop a good and intriguing story. What I liked the most was how the story would be implemented with the gameplay. I recommend this course to anyone that doesn't know how exactly to develop a good story, or is starting with VG design.
par Ignacio J M•
Nov 23, 2015
A very interesting course about a subject that is probably overlooked by many gamers in favour of fun.
A compelling story (as well as memorable music and striking graphics) is what makes games an art form.
par Rosana B•
Feb 24, 2016
I am glad that I have chosen to sign up to this course. It has open up my vision to a whole new world. Thanks so very much. The professor is engaging and the course content is fascinating.