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Session Name Diverse Game Characters: Write Them Now!
Speaker(s) Jill Murray
Company Name(s) Ubisoft
Track / Format Advocacy
Overview Variety is the spice of life. Games are a playful exploration of life. Clearly the two are made for each other. For writers and narrative designers, this means building diversity into the cast of characters with whom we populate game worlds. This requires research, imagination, consideration, and yes, the risk of getting it wrong. But attention paid to diversity strengthens every aspect of writing, and opens us to new narrative possibilities and gameplay paradigms. This session is a diversity bootcamp covering everything from "sensitive topics" to finding the nugget of commonality we share with each character we invent.

GDC 2013

Jill Murray

Ubisoft

free content

Advocacy

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