LudoNarraCon 2021 Receieves New Info & Supporter Pack

Indie game developer Fellow Traveller revealed more details this week about LudoNarraCon 2021, along with a Supporter Pack. According to the organizers, they will be launching the pack on April 23rd for $7 on Steam for a limited time as a way for you to help support the convention since it's in a digital format this year. The pack includes Cyrano, an exclusive game by Popcannibal that was commissioned by Fellow Traveller especially for this event, as well as a compilation album of music and a set of wallpapers designed around narrative titles. Along with that, we have more info on the panels and discussions they'll be having at the event for you to check out below.

LudoNarraCon 2021 takes place from April 23rd-26th, 2021. Courtesy of Fellow Traveller.
LudoNarraCon 2021 takes place from April 23rd-26th, 2021. Courtesy of Fellow Traveller.

Fireside Chats

Informal conversations between games industry veterans.
  • Colin Campbell (Journalist, PolygonHow Games Are Changing the World) & Ziba Scott (Developer, Kind Words)
  • Greg Kasavin (Writer, Hades) & Brooke Maggs (Narrative Designer, Control)
  • Laura Michet (Writer, Pathologic 2) & Davionne Gooden (Developer, She Dreams Elsewhere)
  • Mohammad Fahmi (Writer, Coffee Talk) & Kim Belair (Narrative Designer, Goodbye Volcano High)
  • Sam Barlow (Writer, Telling Lies) & Kelsey Beachum (Narrative Designer, Outer Worlds)

Bite Sized Talks

Short and sweet talks led by leaders in the games space.

When In Doubt, Get Weirder
Charlene Putney
Revolution: 40 Years of Captivating Stories
Charles Cecil
Solving Impossible Design Problems with Story
Greg Lobanov
A New Era for Interactive Live Action Stories
Jack Attridge
How to Go From "Aspiring" to "Narrative Designer"
Karrie Shirou
Creative Reactive Art
Naphtali Faulkner
Writing Their Story: Writing Trans and Non-Binary Characters
Rowan Williams

LudoNarraCon 2021 Panels

Conversational panels on topics central to the narrative games genre.

Diverse Cyberpunk Stories: Humanizing Identities and Finding Alternative Universes
Tanya Kan, Son M., Christopher Ortiz, Naphtali Faulkner
Pacing and Storytelling with Constant Death
Tanya X. Short, Tyler Sigman, Tarn Adams, Adam Saltsman
The Stories We Share: Crafting Game Narratives for Change
Jenny Windom, Cara Hillstock, Picogram, Tanya Kan
Exploring Narrative Projection: Blaseball VS. Where Cards Fall
Sam Rosenthal, Joel Clark, Stephen Bell
Narrative Systems: From Pen and Paper to Video games
Gareth Damian Martin, Inari Bourguenolle, Bertine van Hövell
Stories are Structures, Videogames are Places
Claris Cyarron, Zoyander Street, Nathalie Lawhead, Jord Farrell
Telling Dark Stories with Games
Richard Rouse III, Emily Short, Thomas Grip
Totally 90s: A Decade We May or May Not Have Experienced
Dave Proctor, Saffron Aurora, Yash Kulkarni, Corina Diaz
 Good Stories Must Die
George Ziets, Annie VanderMeer, Märten Rattasepp, Ata Sergey Nowak
 Creating and Breaking the Immersion in Localization
Vladimir Konoplitsky, Ramón Méndez, Eric Holweck 

 

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