Game Tales is a game narrative and writing workshop hosted by the Institute of Digital Games - University of Malta with the support of Arts Council Malta, featuring talks and hands-on writing sessions by award winning game writers and designers Meg Jayanth, Rob Morgan, Aksel Koie and Mink Ette.
Game Tales is a new kind of game narrative event. The three-day workshop will kick off with a series of talks and panel discussions exploring and questioning the concept of game narrative across various formats, from mobile games to VR, ARGs, all the way to board games and Escape Rooms.
On Sept. 11th we will launch the event with begin with a public keynote by Meg Jayanth, lead writer of the award-winning 80 days and contributor to the acclaimed Sunless Sea, and Rob Morgan, lead writer on The Assembly (VR) and Creative Director of Playlines AR. Attendance to the keynote does not require registration and is open to all interested participants.
On September 12th we kick off the workshops for the registered participants which includes further game narrative talks featuring Meg, Rob, Aksel Koie and Mink Ette will be held in the mornings of the 12th and 13th.
Aksel Køie is CEO and creative producer from the Danish digital studio, Step In Books, who have produced the multi-award winning titles, Mur and Wuwu & Co, a unique blend of digital books and games. Mink Ette is a game designer specialising mixed realities storytelling, having worked on Real World Escape Room games in US and Britain, as well as ARG design for Six to Start, and street games such as Hide&Seek.
Hands-on game writing sessions will take place in the afternoons of the 12th and 13th, with case studies from the speakers followed by hands-on writing tasks.
While the workshop is open to all those interested in writing for games and no project is required, we also have some limited slots for one-on-one mentorship on existing projects. (These sessions will be limited in number and must be booked in advance with the project submitted by Friday, 1st September).
Game Tales takes place at the Valletta campus of the University of Malta between the 11th and 13th of September 2017. For further information and submission of projects for one-on-one supervision please contact Jasper Schellekens on firstname.lastname@example.org .