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Session Name: 'Marvel's Spider-Man Miles Morales': Beginning a New Adventure
Speaker(s): Ben Arfmann, Shane McCloskey
Company Name(s): Insomniac Games, Insomniac Games
Track / Format: Design

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Overview: Lead Writer, Ben Arfmann, and Designer, Shane McCloskey, break down the opening 30 minutes of Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales. They examine how narrative and design worked together to successfully introduce players to both a new character (Miles Morales) and a new set of gameplay mechanics. Their talk reveals lessons leaned in crafting a successful opening mission that has been praised by critics and fans alike. Emphasizing the importance of healthy collaboration between Narrative and Design, they hope to share a roadmap for other teams to learn from and build upon.

Game Developers Conference 2021

Ben Arfmann

Insomniac Games

Shane McCloskey

Insomniac Games

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