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Characters and Humor: Problem-Solving-Aid in 'Dave the Diver'

Jaeho Hwang  (Director, MINTROCKET)

Location: Room 2002, West Hall

Date: Thursday, March 21

Time: 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass - Get your pass now!

Topic: Design

Format: Session

Vault Recording: Video

Audience Level: All

Dave the Diver is a mash-up of various disparate game systems. In the game, players gradually learn about these systems through interactions with eccentric and quirky characters, mainly at the behest of them. This allows players to explore a unique blend of game systems seamlessly integrated into a single cohesive experience. Throughout the session, Dave the Diver Game Director, Jaeho Hwang, will share his approach to character design and conveyance through several examples of how humor and witty dialogue were used to demystify the complicated in-game systems.


This session promises attendees to gain insight into how new mechanics in games can be communicated to players in a seamless manner. Jaeho provides great examples of how character and humor can be effectively used in games like Dave the Diver and others.

Intended Audience

This session caters to game designers, artists, and anyone who is keen on designing engaging characters that captivate players.

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