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Bringing Fantasy to Life in 'Final Fantasy XV'


Once upon a time, fantasy stories were evergreen, locked in the timeless safety of their tropes, their canon immune to real-time promotional developments and pre-release companion projects. This talk will discuss how "a fantasy based on reality" came to reside in the real world, and what rules were made and broken to maintain a cohesive, coherent narrative amid swathes of information. Come learn how the fantasy came to life.

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  • GDC 2017
  • Dan Inoue
  • Square Enix
  • free content
  • Game Narrative Summit
  • Game Narrative