Narrative Design – Writing for Games workshop

Narrative Design – Writing for Games workshop


Love games and writing? Join a one-day workshop with Narrative Designer Alexander Swords to develop practical skills in creating industry-ready narrative content. This session is presented by the Australian Writers’ Guild.

Alexander Swords is a writer and narrative designer working across emotional games, games for change, the adaptation and evolution of stories moving to new mediums and advocating for the power of interactive narrative and the need for diverse future storytellers.

Alexander has created the Forest Paths Method for Narrative Design, an accessible and collaborative approach to writing and narrative design for interactive and non-interactive story. It is now used internationally to develop, research and educate in games and screenwriting.

During this one-day workshop, Alexander will take the participants through three modules:

  • Understanding the Player’s Perspective
  • Designing Valuable Choices
  • The Forest Paths Method for Narrative Design

Please note that no experience with a game engine or coding is required. Tools used are Miro and Twine and no prior experience is required.

Age restriction: 18+ (unless prior permission is sought via


ACMI X Social Space
Level 4, 2 Kavanagh St, Southbank VIC 3006


  • $20 for members of the Australian Writers’ Guild
  • $50 for non-members

Bookings essential. Places are limited.


Email: Caitlin Flett