David Freeman’s Creating Emotions in Games is getting a little old, but it’s a wonderful book. It contains literally hundreds of simply little ideas to making a game story that much more interesting. He outlines them in a nice framework, putting quick tips and strategies in short, clear chapters. It’s the closest thing to a how to write scripts for games book I’ve ever read. The artwork is also interesting.

Now, here’s the really good news. The book is available on Google books.  Of course, it’s still nice to support the author and publisher (New Rider’s rocks!), so feel free to but it on Amazon. Even a used copy is better than freeloading.  Here are the two links you’ll need:

Google Books

http://books.google.com/books?id=gC7oAV_ZTSkC&dq=creating+emotions+in+games&printsec=frontcover&source=bn&hl=en&ei=C_OhTLr1CMX_lge6j8nqBA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=4&ved=0CCgQ6AEwAw#v=onepage&q=creating%20emotions%20in%20games&f=false

And the Amazon.com page:

http://www.amazon.com/Creating-Emotion-Games-Craft-Emotioneering/dp/1592730078