The purpose of this course is to introduce the students to the distinct features of the narrative form. Students will receive a basic critical vocabulary to aid in the appropriate interpretation of narrative texts and learn how storytelling serves as an essential technique for advancing digital games. To identify themes and techniques for their game concepts, students will be challenged to assess and understand various story approaches while considering several historical and modern games. In this course, students will understand how established narrative techniques, like the three-act structure, work in games and how to incorporate them into gaming strategy. In the end, students will discover how to specify character, environment, and structure to produce an engaging game concept.