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Stories, Meaning and Emergent Narrative: A Therapy Session

Jeremy Bernstein  |  Writer/Designer, Freelance

Location: Room 3016, West Hall

Format: Session
Track: Game Narrative Summit
Vault Recording: Video


For years, the bitter conflict between ludology and narrative - between game mechanics and story - divided the games industry. Today, though there are still mild skirmishes, an era of peaceful co-existence is dawning. Mechanics and story are seldom seen as mutually exclusive; in some places, they are even seen as complementary. But sometimes it's easier for two opposed camps to reach an accord than it is for one individual to reconcile their own mind. Join the speaker, a hybrid writer/game designer, as he works to reconcile his own conflicting feelings on art, story and emergent narrative.

Takeaway

Attendees will come away with provocative questions - some with answers, some without - about the nature of art, story, author and intent, and how it all might apply as video games grow as an art form.