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Session Name Bite-Sized Storytelling: Creating Meaningful Mobile Game Narratives in Seconds
Speaker(s) Levi Buchanan
Company Name(s) Chillingo
Track / Format Business, Marketing & Management
Overview Story and mobile gaming are not mutually exclusive. However, the narrative structure of a AAA console game is not necessarily appropriate for devices meant to be played in "stolen moments." So how do you draw players into a story in just a few seconds? And can you even tell a meaningful story in the sliver of time in which a mobile game is played? Through the smart use of subtle emotional hooks, thinly sliced narratives, and tricks as old as visual media itself, developers can establish a rich story that pulls gamers into their worlds and creates engaging experiences in as little as fifteen seconds.

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Levi Buchanan


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