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The Number One Educational Resource for the Game Industry

Session Name: Microtalks: 6 Critics' Views on Great Gamewriting
Speaker(s): Leigh Alexander, N'Gai Croal, Chris Dahlen, John Davison, Ben Fritz, Kirk Hamilton
Company Name(s): Gamasutra, Hit Detection, Kill Screen Magazine, CBS Interactive, L.A. Times, Kotaku
Track / Format: Game Narrative Summit

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When critics approach a new title, one of the first things they respond to is the story. What grabs their attention? What would they rather never see again? In this series of microtalks, six veteran reporters and critics will talk about what they look for in game narratives, and where they see innovation in the future. Bringing years of experience reporting on and critiquing games, film, music, and theater, the speakers will explore how game narratives fit in the rest of culture, and where they see the industry going next. Audience participation and a heated discussion are guaranteed.

GDC Online 2011

Leigh Alexander


N'Gai Croal

Hit Detection

Chris Dahlen

Kill Screen Magazine

John Davison

CBS Interactive

Ben Fritz

L.A. Times

Kirk Hamilton


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Game Narrative Summit

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