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Session Name: Writing and Narrative Design: A Relationship
Speaker(s): Molly Maloney, Eric Stirpe
Company Name(s): Telltale Games, Telltale Games
Track / Format: Game Narrative Summit

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Overview: Narrative design may be a rapidly growing field in the game industry, but how does it differ from writing? The marriage between the two disciplines can be like chocolate and peanut butter, but it's not always easy. What happens when a writer thinks a player interaction ruins an emotional moment? What happens when a designer thinks a line of dialogue is too subtle to drive the player toward their goal? Who "wins" the dispute? Does it involve a cage match? Join Telltale writer Eric Stirpe and Narrative Designer Molly Maloney as they discuss where writing ends, design begins, and the delicate balance between the two that results in great storytelling.

GDC 2018

Molly Maloney

Telltale Games

Eric Stirpe

Telltale Games

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Game Narrative Summit

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