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Example Portion of a Video Game Script


Chapter One "The Library"

This chapter allows the player to get familiar with the library and how the game operates.

Goal to completing Chapter: Shelf the uncatalogued books in the Tower Room

Programmers notes:

There are five important rooms in this chapter:
The Main Hall
The Card Catalog room
The Tower Room
The Observatory
The Employee Lounge

Important Items in this chapter:
Key rack in Main Hall
Key to Observatory
Key to Tower Room
Sofa in Employee lounge
Books that Nadia Carries
Locked door to basement
Desk in Observatory
Card Catalog

Functions and location of each room and item

The Main Hall: Location of the Key rack
The Card Catalog room: Location of the card catalog
The Tower Room: Final destination for the books Nadia carries
The Observatory: Location of the Desk
The Employee Lounge: Location of the Sofa
Key rack in Main Hall Location of the Observatory Key
Key to Observatory: Unlocks Observatory: Found on key rack in Main Hall
Key to Tower Room: Unlocks Tower Room; Found in the Desk in observatory
Sofa in Employee lounge: Displays message: This looks like a good place to relax and read (Important for later chapter)
Books that Nadia Carries: Display message "Uncatalogued books"
Locked door to basement: Display message "Door Locked" Important for later chapter
Desk in Observatory: Location of the Tower room key
Card Catalog: Major game functions, at this time it displays "Save Game" option, additional functions added as game progresses. If Nadia's books have been clicked on then message is displayed: "Uncatalogued books are stored in the Tower Room"

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Video Game Writing Resources

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