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Session Name: The Shapes in Your Story: Narrative Mapping Frameworks
Speaker(s): Jay Taylor-Laird
Company Name(s): Northeastern University
Track / Format: Game Narrative Summit

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Overview: Maps are everywhere in narrative design, whether it's the three-act structure or the hero's journey or a geography of where there are dragons. But can we do more with our maps than just plot our characters' emotional and physical journeys? Jay Taylor-Laird has worked with dozens of student and professional design teams to identify the best ways to visually document the complexities of interactive narratives. Well-designed maps can help narrative designers to visually identify their interactive stories' strengths and weaknesses. In this talk, you will learn how to more effectively use a story map as a creative and analytical tool.

GDC 2016

Jay Taylor-Laird

Northeastern University

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Game Narrative Summit

Game Narrative