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Schedule

Monday 31 January | Tuesday 1 February

Time Event
8.45am Registration
OL1, Europa Building
9.15am Welcome and Opening Address
Rhianna Pratchett, Games reviewer, journalist and script writer.
9.40am Animating for Games
Climax Animator Yasumiko Lo will be talking about the differences between animating for games and movies and sharing some of her own techniques.
10.40am Break
11.00am Chris Crawford - Keynote Speech
Interactive storytelling is characterised by two surprising traits: it's interactive, and it's storytelling. It's NOT a digital movie with a few buttons tacked on. It's NOT a game with a handful of cutscenes establishing the inner agonies of the trigger-happy hero. Interactivity requires that the player has genuine choice to control the development and outcome of the story. Storytelling requires that the conflict be fundamentally inter- or intra-personal rather than physical. Most beginners are put off by what they perceive to be an incompatibility between interactivity and plot. This incompatibility is real, but interactive storytelling transcends this problem by making use of meta-plot, an algorithmic approach to plot creation. This demands a more abstract, algorithmic way of thinking about drama.
12.20pm Lunch
1.30pm The Social Life of Virtual Worlds
Aleks Krotoski, games broadcaster and researcher speaks about immersive on-line worlds and the madness of e-bay auctions.
2.30pm Demographic Game Design
Chris Bateman, Managing Director of International Hobo, novelist and game designer joins us to discuss Demographic Game Design.
3.30pm Break
4.00pm Team 17
Martyn Brown, Studio Director and John Dennis, Design Manager of the company that brought us the Worms series and Amiga classics such as Superfrog and Alien Breed bring a retro flavour to the mix.
5.15pm Close


Please note: Line-up and timetabling is subject to change.

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