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Friday, April 28 • 14:40 - 16:40
Pietro Righi Riva: One Narrative Game for Non-Players – From Concept to Pitch Based on the Rejecta Manifesto

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In two hours we will split in groups of five and come up with ideas for narrative games that can appeal to an audience of non-gamers.

The workshop will start off with a very brief presentation of the rejecta manifesto for non-traditional playable media. Based on these ten points, we will start preparing a pitch for a new game which we will present to all workshop participants during the last 30 minutes.

Preparing the pitch will focus on choosing literary reference material, leveraging performative arts, avoiding typical game conventions, imagining a self-completing structure, and planning for a very brief development cycle.

Intended audience: Creators interested in designing non-traditional narrative game experiences.

Requirements: For game designers, it is recommended that participants have gone through the full production of a video game before. For people coming from other backgrounds there are no requirements.

Tools participants should bring: 
Pen and paper, optionally a laptop computer.

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Pietro Righi Riva

Santa Ragione
Pietro Righi Riva is an Italian game designer, artist, and academic. Since 2010, he has been co-directing the indie game studio Santa Ragione, where he created many successful board games and video games such as Escape From The Aliens in Outer Space, FOTONICA, MirrorMoon EP, and Wheels... Read More →

Friday April 28, 2017 14:40 - 16:40 CEST
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