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Game Narrative Summit: Game Narrative Review Competition Winners: Poster Analysis

Location: Room 3005, West Hall

Date: Monday, March 21

Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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

Topic: Game Narrative

Format: Session

Viewing Experience: In-Person

Vault Recording: Video

Every year, students at leading game design programs conduct a detailed analysis of the narrative elements of a game title of their choice as part of the Game Narrative Review Competition. The resulting papers are submitted to the GDC writing board for review, and the submitters with the most promising entries are then invited to create a digital poster as a visual synopsis of their review.

Successful digital poster submissions are declared winners and exhibited at the GDC.

This year’s winners have explored everything from big-budget blockbusters to smaller, critically acclaimed indie titles—presenting complex and detailed analyses that foreshadow the contributions they will likely make to the field of game narrative over the course of their careers.

We’re proud to announce that this year’s winners are:

Platinum Winners
Rui Jiang, Sheridan (Little Nightmares II)
Sile Keenan, Sheridan (Psychonauts 2)
Iris Wei, Sheridan (We Know the Devil)

Gold Winners
Ethan Micallef, Sheridan (Outer Wilds: Echoes of the Eye)
Abigail Sng, DigiPen Singapore (Fatal Twelve)
Mayzie Wilkinson, DigiPen (New Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony)
Levi Pinkert, USC (The Last of Us Part II)
Asad Ali, Sheridan (Tell Me Why)
Tyler Gorman, Quinnipiac (Little Nightmares)
Loh Chang Zhen, DigiPen (Hollow Knight)
Natalie Lee, UT Austin (We Know the Devil)
Matthew Zhang, UT Austin (Chicory: A Colorful Tale)
William Ernest Santos, SMU (Persona 5 Royal)
Gabe St Onge, Sheridan (Deltarune)
Joseph Knezek, DigiPen (Kenshi)
Tetra Chaney, DigiPen (The World Ends With You)
Keion Rodriguez, DigiPen (Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales)
Sami Najed, DigiPen (The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel)
Xiaoying Meng, CMU (Spiritfarer)
Ivy Angelina Casserly, USV (Undertale)