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Game Narrative Summit: 8 Things I Learned From Watching Competitive Cooking Shows (That Made Me a Better Interactive Storyteller!)

Bertine van Hovell (Narrative Designer & Writer, Lost Again)

Location: Room 3016, West Hall

Date: Tuesday, March 17

Time: 4:40pm - 5:10pm

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

Topic: Game Narrative

Format: Session

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: All

Game mechanics are abundant in tv-media and some of these mechanics we can use to bring our narrative into unexpected places. This session is all about competitive cooking shows and what techniques they use to create gameplay, build tension, and engage and inspire the audience. Sometimes you don't need to end the world for a story to be good and exciting.


We can learn a lot from analysing other media, even from something as mundane as competitive cooking shows.

Intended Audience

This talk is to inspire creators of all sort to look at different media and find narrative techniques and mechanics that take their game narratives into a novel direction. It will also provide some ways to deal with ongoing design problems.