This workshop delves into game writing through the lens of Indigenous Futurisms, which reflects past, present, and future through speculative fiction. Participants will imagine their way through Futurisms by interweaving their own cultures and life experiences into game writing. Hands-on experience will contribute to skills in how to integrate story with gameplay using approaches ranging from environmental storytelling to character dialogue. Participants will work on a vertical slice (meaning a portion of a game that acts as a proof of concept) using a variety of tools best suited to their own Futurisms game concept.


This workshop is available to anyone aged 18 or older for a $75 fee.

Unless otherwise stated, all times listed are US Pacific Time.

We offer a limited number of scholarships for each class to Black and Indigenous writers and writers from other marginalized backgrounds on a first come, first served basis. Please email us at workshop@clarionwest.org with a one-paragraph statement about your scholarship interest and/or need. Please include the name of the class you would like to apply the scholarship to.

By participating in any Clarion West activity, you are agreeing to our Code of Conduct, the Clarion West Harassment Policy, and our Zoom Guidelines.

Clarion West will refund all class fees if the request is made 30 days prior to the class date. Refund requests made within 30 days of the class will be honored if we can fill the seat. Any exceptions are subject to approval by our workshop staff.