6. The Ultimate Guide to Video Game Writing and Design

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A few years ago I worked as a bartender at a local microbrewery. By bartender, I mean I was the guy who poured beer. 

It was snowing. The town was dead. I sat behind the bar with my PSP Go (lol) and The Ultimate Guide to Video Game Writing and Design. There are plenty of how-to books for different mediums but this one understands that games are not like books, film, or television. There are sections on marrying words with gameplay. There's a chunk dealing with branching narrative paths and how to make them work. There's even a script of a cut scene from the video game Constantine.

Plus, any book that has the word “ultimate” in the title is fine by me.