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Session Name: We Are Not Heroes: Contextualizing Violence Through Narrative
Speaker(s): Walt Williams
Company Name(s): 2K Games
Track / Format: Game Narrative Summit

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Overview: In 2012, 2K Games released the genre-bending, military shooter Spec Ops: The Line, and received critical acclaim for a provocative and mature narrative that spoke directly to the act of playing it. Join lead writer and narrative designer Walt Williams, as he discusses how crafting the game's story, themes, and choices around its most basic mechanic (shooting), led to a more immersive and emotionally impactful experience.

GDC 2013

Walt Williams

2K Games

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Game Narrative Summit

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