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Tuesday, October 8 • 10:00am - 10:50am
The Forest Paths Method of Narrative Design

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Some paths are found. Some paths are forged. Some travellers want to be led. Others just want to
explore. The Forest Paths Method is about recognising how concepts of drama can be applied as a
theoretical framework, and then wielded as a method to develop narrative design at any part of the
design process, on any scale.

This session will be an overview of the method, cover its strengths and weaknesses and then help writers and narrative designers at all levels understand how it may help them. We’ll also cover how this method can be used to recognise narrative design patterns common across genres and game types, and how this might provide a shorthand for development in the future.

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Alexander Swords

A narrative designer with a background in audience development and arts management. He’s worked for indies in Berlin, AAA in Sweden, and is now based in Australia helping forward-thinking developers forge strong relationships with their audiences through stories, narrative systems... Read More →

Tuesday October 8, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am AEDT
Room 109