Story is optional in games, right? But games are very much a storytelling medium and the tools of storytelling contribute more to game design than you might realize. Storytelling is a core part of the human experience and this month’s talk from guest host Jamie Brewer will cover the gamut from seemingly “pure” mechanics to “our princess is in another castle” to sprawling epics and lore-filled worlds and the ways storytelling works its magic with them.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Jamie Brewer drinks tea, reads books and knows things. She is a writer and game enthusiast who has recently made her publishing debut in the world of tabletop RPGs. Paranoia: Project Infinite Hole, her first professional collaboration, is now out from Mongoose Publishing and she is lately contributing to independent Dungeons & Dragons products on the Dungeon Master’s Guild.
NOTE: Due to the current circumstances, this is an online-only event. We are hosting it on our Discord server, which you can join using this link: discordapp.com/invite/mrTDyau
For more information about how to join the TVGS Discord, visit techvalleygamespace.com/discord.
ABOUT ORBIT: DIGITAL STORYTELLING
Do you like to write? Do you like story based games?
If you are new to game development you can learn how to create interactive stories using Ren’py, Twine, or other game engines! We will also discuss other aspects of writing, game design, and interactive fiction.
The Digital Storytelling Orbit group meets at 1pm every first Saturday of the month in the #general-voice channel of the Tech Valley Game Space Discord. These group meetups provide opportunities for participants to share information, discuss projects, ask questions, and obtain guidance from experienced mentors.
Orbit is a community-driven mentorship program designed to provide greater opportunities for learning and collaboration at Tech Valley Game Space than ever before!
The goal of Orbit is to bring current and aspiring game makers together based around mutual interests, and provide a consistent environment for sustained skill development, personal growth, and community building.
Orbit groups are run as informal, drop-in sessions. However, we do ask that you sign up in advance and read the age guidelines for each group before participating. To sign up, visit techvalleygamespace.com/orbit.