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Live Your Story: Immersive Storytelling at 'Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge'

Anisha Deshmane  (Assistant Producer, Walt Disney Imagineering)

Date: Tuesday, August 4

Time: 3:00pm - 3:30pm

Pass Type: Conference Pass - Get your pass now!

Topic: Design

Format: Session

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: All

How do you translate a role-playing game into the real world? Walt Disney Imagineering dives into the development of Star Wars: Datapad, a mobile exploration tool that unlocks the stories of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, and allows guests to have an adventure woven throughout Disney's most immersive, technologically advanced themed land to date. This session will discuss the unique storytelling opportunities presented in such an immersive environment and the strategies used to leverage guests' mobile devices so they can live their own Star Wars story.

Takeaway

Attendees will gain insight into design strategies from a world-class leader in immersive experiences, including strategies to frame gameplay within the physical world, leverage technology that connects a mobile device with the physical space, and create a unique experience that encourages exploration for all audiences.