Caroline Marchal

Course Director

Caroline played her first game 20 years ago, when she was 19. It was about a young adventurer wearing shorts, firing mini-guns and exploring ancient ruins — Lara Croft. For the first time she thought: “Ok games are actually not just about jumping from platform to platform and collecting coins. This can be for me”. Then she moved on to Metal Gear Solid, which blew her mind with its originality and creativity. Psycho Mantis, man…

Since then, she has never stopped playing and decided this is what she wanted to do with her life.

Caroline’s now been working in the videogame industry for over 15 years and is still passionate about making games and amazed by the incredible experiences this medium can provide. She’s had the chance to lead the game design team on Heavy Rain and Beyond – Two Souls, and in doing so, has acquired a deep understanding on how story and gameplay should work together to create meaningful and compelling experiences. She is eager to share that knowledge with you.

Heavy Rain

Bafta for Best Story

DICE award for outstanding innovation in gaming

IGN PlayStation 3 game of the year

3.03 million total global sales

Fahrenheit

Best adventure game IGN 2005

Best story and best game GameSpot

Beyond Two Souls

Nominated for:

DICE best story

Games critics awards best original game

BAFTA artistic achievement

CAROLINE’s TOP WRITING TIP

Story and gameplay are not enemies. When they work hand in hand, they create truly rich and meaningful games with a powerful impact on the audience, an impact unmatched by any other medium.

Caroline’s games

Caroline's Courses

Starts: 22 January 2018