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1979 Revolution: A Case Study in Bringing Real Stories to Gaming

Navid Khonsari  |  Founder, iNK Stories

Location: Room 3016, West Hall

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

It's time for gamers to take on the real world! This talk will address the challenges of telling real stories via the most popular medium of our time. Video games have traditionally avoided real-life narratives, but the influence of engaging with real-life events and the unparalleled impact it can have as a new form of entertainment is not only groundbreaking, but the inevitable next step for our industry. Using the 1979 Iranian Revolution game as a case study, the audience will learn about how to establish and be effective in this new genre.


Attendees will gain insight into how to make a deeply immersive narrative game based on actual historical events. They will hear about the pitfalls to avoid and the approaches to take when bringing gritty, real and provocative content to games. Learn from AAA game methods and documentary filmmaking techniques to entertain, engage and pioneer new ground in gaming - real stories.