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|Session Name:||Breaking Through: Psychosis and the Making of 'Hellblade'|
|Speaker(s):||Dominic Matthews, Tameem Antoniades|
|Company Name(s):||Ninja Theory, Ltd., Ninja Theory, Ltd.|
|Track / Format:||Business & Marketing|
|Overview:||This talk is an exploration of the delivery of the mental health themes in 'Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice', all within the structure of an independent AAA model. The talk discusses the approach taken by a small team of 20 to deliver a AAA quality game that strives to push the boundaries of narrative within gaming, with a particular focus on the team's approach to researching and collaborating around the subject of psychosis, in order to deliver a compelling and thoughtful depiction.|