If you want to see how the bounds of narrative design in games are being pushed and prodded at, you'd be right at home in the GDC Narrative Summit.
You might especially enjoy the Narrative Innovation Showcase that took place at GDC 2016, because it packs a bunch of interesting insights into an hour-long talk.
Curated by NYU Professor Clara Fernndez-Vara and Fiction Control Co-Founder Matthew Weise, the session featured five short-format (10 minutes apiece!) talks from five devs who are doing really interesting things in terms of game narrative: Katie Chironis, Nina Freeman, Aaron Reed, Richard Rouse III and Samantha Gorman.
In the course of showcase, each of these five game makers took the stage to share the stories behind their most cutting edge creations--the ambitions they had, the challenges they faced, and the solutions they invented.
It was an intriguing session that was well worth watching, so if you missed it in person don't miss your opportunity to now watch the entire talk for free over on the official GDC YouTube channel.
In addition to this presentation, the GDC Vault and its new YouTube channel offers numerous other free videos, audio recordings, and slides from many of the recent Game Developers Conference events, and the service offers even more members-only content for GDC Vault subscribers.
Those who purchased All Access passes to recent events like GDC, GDC Europe, and GDC Next already have full access to GDC Vault, and interested parties can apply for the individual subscription via a GDC Vault subscription page. Group subscriptions are also available: game-related schools and development studios who sign up for GDC Vault Studio Subscriptions can receive access for their entire office or company by contacting staff via the GDC Vault group subscription page. Finally, current subscribers with access issues can contact GDC Vault technical support.
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