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Narrative Moments on a Budget: Stretching Storytelling "Dollars" Across the Moments That Matter

Venessa Nyarko  (Senior Producer, The Coalition, Xbox Game Studios)

Location: Room 215, South Hall

Date: Wednesday, March 22

Time: 10:30 am - 11:00 am

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Production & Team Leadership

Format: Lecture

Vault Recording: Video

Audience Level: All

How do studios tell great stories on a budget? When everything is important but time is limited, how can teams empower developers with the support they need to approach the complex decisions of where to invest the narrative bandwidth?

This talk provides a foundational framework of how to spend one's narrative "dollars" across the stories being developed, and how the simple act of making these models focuses decision-making in productive, empowering, and informed ways.


Attendees will learn how to: identify the core narrative beats of their projects, clarify the "story critical path," and follow the 3:2:1 approach to empower decision makers.

Intended Audience

This is for anyone interested in project management, narrative storytelling, collaboration, and communication in and among teams.