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Session Name: The Future Is Now - Emergent Narrative Without Ridiculous Tech
Speaker(s): Matthew Weise
Company Name(s): Singapore-MIT GAMBIT Game Lab
Track / Format: Game Narrative Summit

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Highly replayable emergent narrative is sometimes presented as a tech problem, not a design problem. Yet believing that we just need to wait for ultra-advanced A.I. to solve things is wasteful, since it creates an excuse not to tackle such problems right now through creative design. This talk will outline a method for doing just that. Using research and prototypes (both digital and non-digital) developed at MIT as part of an on-going research project in experimental narrative design methods, we will provide a concrete set of guidelines and examples of how current tech can be used cleverly to maximize replayability without ballooning content generation.

GDC Online 2011

Matthew Weise

Singapore-MIT GAMBIT Game Lab

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Game Narrative Summit

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