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WGGB online festival of games writing

WGGB hosted a week-long online festival of free videogames narrative panel events, which ran from Monday 6 to Friday 10 July 2020.

Part of the union’s Write On series, the events took place on Zoom and featured a stellar list of speakers from the world of games writing.

Getting Started and Staying In – How to start and build a career in game narrative

Monday 6 July 

Speakers Giles Armstrong, Frankie Wakefield-Harrey, Mata Haggis-Burridge (Chair), Samantha Webb, Kim Belair 

Transmedia Tales – Change the platform and you change the story, the challenges and rewards of telling stories in different forms from VR to comics

Tuesday 7 July 

Speakers Richard Dansky, Corey Brotherson, Antony Johnston, Leah Muwanga-Magoye, Mikko Rautalahti

From Page to Performance – How interactive scripts are transformed through voice, face, motion and performance capture

Wednesday 8 July

Speakers Samantha Béart, Sally Beaumont, Adele Cutting, Dr. Satish Shewhorak, Alix Wilton Regan, Andrew S. Walsh (Chair)

Narrative Design – Breaking down and building up stories in an interactive environment 

Thursday 9 July 

Speakers Fred Francis, Brenden Gibbons, Jon Ingold, Eevi Korhonen, Kim MacAskill

World Building – The art and craft of creating narrative settings, societies and scenarios for games 

Friday 10 July 

Speakers Antony Johnston, Samantha Webb (Chair), Annie Reid, Toiya Kristen Finley, Beth LaPensée