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Game Narrative Summit: Game Narrative Review Competition Winners: Poster Analysis


Every year, students at leading game design programs conduct a detailed analysis of the narrative elements of a game title of their choice as part of the Game Narrative Review Competition. The resulting papers are submitted to the GDC writing board for review, and the submitters with the most promising entries are then invited to create a digital poster as a visual synopsis of their review.Successful digital poster submissions are declared winners and exhibited at the GDC. Each winner will be given 5 minutes on stage to discuss their project in front of a live GDC audience. This year's winners have explored everything from big-budget blockbusters to smaller, critically acclaimed indie titlespresenting complex and detailed analyses that foreshadow the contributions they will likely make to the field of game narrative over the course of their careers. We're proud to announce that this year's winners are: Platinum WinnersYanfei Chen, Sheridan (Remember 11: The Age of Infinity)Asad Ali, Sheridan (Fate/Stay Night [Realta Nua]: Unlimited Blade Works)Ellen Heitmann, DigiPen (Xenoblade Chronicles)Gold WinnersJasmin El-Tahry, Sheridan (Fire Emblem Awakening)Connor Runyon, DigiPen (Steins;Gate)Marisa Fernandez, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Superliminal)Olivia Peck-Kropywnyckyj, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (The World Ends With You)Gabe St. Onge, Sheridan (LISA: The Painful)Tian Yang, USC (Nishan Shaman)Mathew Rosario, Columbia College of Chicago (Nier Automata)Canon Coker, DigiPen (Bloodborne)Vasilia Shcherbakova, DigiPen (Little Nightmares II)Katarine Culver, Kennesaw State (Genshin Impact)Amari O'Connor, Quinnipiac (The Wolf Among Us)Max Kenny, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (It Takes Two)Carl Stadtler, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (To The Moon)Juan Alarcon, Sheridan (Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin)Sile Keenan, Sheridan (Fire Emblem: Three Houses)Braden Kubit, Southern Methodist University (Tetris Effect)Balpreet Purewal, Southern Methodist University (Twelve Minutes)Tianze Wu, Southern Methodist University (Yakuza: Like a Dragon)Melissa de la Vega, University of Silicon Valley (OneShot)Marshall Sandoval-Clark, University of Silicon Valley (Disco Elysium (The Final Cut))Joey Centofanti, USC (Goragoa)Will Farhat, USC (Celeste)Nicholas Frangie, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (Mass Effect)

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