Story structure and world building

Playing Narratives 16.06.2022.
Time 5 PM
Language English
Location Zoom
Price Free

Story structure and world building

The first guest of this year's Playing Narratives program from France is an experienced narrative designer and activist in the global game dev community - Cindy Asselin de Beauville

The Story structure and World Building workshop comes after several lectures and workshops that the participants of this year’s Playing Narratives program – 30 of them coming from Serbia, Northern Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Romania – had with our experienced narrator Mladen Levnajić.

On this occasion, the workshop presented by our first guest from France Cindy Asselin de Beauville, will deal with how to create a world for video games, and how to use this process to develop the structure of the story. In addition, Cindy will talk about how to briefly present her concept for the game, reviewing the basic concepts that participants have developed over the past weeks through 8 multidisciplinary teams, which will compete in a special pitching event later this year. After that, he will deal with the so-called metrics of the story, and how to use it in the process of developing a narrative.

The lecture that preceded the workshop will be shared soon via SGA YouTube channel.

This program is intended exclusively for participants in the Playing Narratives program, and is not open to the public. Thank you for your understanding.

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Program Playing Narrartives: Ideas to games is supported by the Franco-German Cultural Fund, which was established in 2003 on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Elysee Agreement. The general sponsor is Unreal Engine (i.e. companies Epic Games & 3Lateral), while the distinguished sponsor is the French company  Ubisoft Belgrade. This year, the Niš-based Webelinx Games also joined the program as a sponsor, while additional support in the realization will be provided by French and Goethe institutes from the entire region, as well as SGA colleagues from Slovenia GamesMAGDA and RGDA.

Cindy Asselin de Beauville,
Narrative designer, Flying Oak Games
About the lecturer

Cindy Asselin de Beauville is a committed feminist author and narrative game designer. She is interested in LGBTQI+ causes, ecology, gender and racial issues. Today, she works with actezéro, a narrative agency and Flying Oak, creators of Scourgebringer. She previously worked for VTSL Production, Darjeeling and ARTE Television.