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Starting a Story You Can Finish: Narrative Design Structure and Scope

Aevee Bee  (Narrative Designer, Future Club)

Location: Room 3005, 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

Writing is hard enough; but the even harder part is figuring out where all the writing is supposed to fit! Are you working on a fast-paced game, squeezing all the story you can in the tiny cracks between gameplay? Or are you building a massive, branching narrative and living in fear of it collapsing into a spaghetti mess and spilling all over your freshly-waxed kitchen floor, which I guess symbolizes budget and/or scope at this point? This talk will cover how to plan a narrative that won't become as unwieldy as the metaphor in the previous sentence. We will cover techniques for structuring a story manageable for audiences to read and for writers to write, as well as how to apply these narrative design principles to both design-centric and narrative-centric projects.


Attendees working in narrative design (or outside it!) will come away with ideas for how to think about planning a project's scope and structure, centered around Narrative Design but by no means exclusively applicable to it.

Intended Audience

This talk is aimed at anyone with a strong interest in narrative, but especially those who are in a position the involves shaping the overall scope and structure of a project, or are interested in doing so.

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