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Monday, August 15 • 10:00 - 10:30
What Is an Author and Why Should We Care?

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Authorship is something of a vexed question in game development. It's a word you'll often hear used at game dev conferences but that never seems to mean the same thing twice. This talk aims to demystify the concept of Authorship in game development.

It will illuminate the unique relationship between author and consumer that exists in games and nowhere else. It will show how a keen understanding of this relationship can be used - and has been used - in the crafting of compelling narrative experiences.

The continuing growth of our industry has brought new and unprecedented relevance to the old question: "What is an Author?"

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Jack Murray

Lecturer, Pulse College Dublin
Lecturer in Game Design, UX and User Research at Pulse College Dublin Freelance Game Designer of Board and Card Games Academic Researcher studying game authorship

Monday August 15, 2016 10:00 - 10:30 CEST
Ch.1: Pineapple Island Dock.One Cologne