AFF Presents: Level Up - Writing for Video Games & Interactive Storytelling
February 21, 2021 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
About the Event:
Join the Austin Film Festival (AFF) in expanding your approach to writing through the lens of interactive storytelling. In this panel, they will be joined by experienced writers behind some of video games biggest hits to discuss the ins and outs of writing for narrative games and what screenwriters can learn from this increasingly popular form of storytelling.
The lines between traditional films and games are continuously blurring with the rise of interactive projects like Black Mirror: Bandersnatch and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. the Reverend. This session will explore the collaborative process behind video game writing, the importance of genre in building a game’s narrative, and how this dominant industry is changing the way we experience stories.
A look into interactive storytelling will introduce you to new mediums to focus your creativity and have you looking at your old scripts in fresh ways.
- Marianne Krawczyk - God of War trilogy
- Xalavier Nelson Jr. - Reigns: Beyond
- Susan O'Connor - BioShock
- Ryan Kaufman - Star Wars: Rogue Squadron
$10 General Admission
$7 for Members (Fan and above) and students