August 10, 2017

Game Tales - 3-day Game Writing Workshop

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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 begin with a 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. 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. Each day ends with one-on-one feedback sessions by the guest speakers on actual projects being developed by the participants. (These sessions will be limited in number and must be booked in advance with the project submitted before the start of the event.)

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 jasper.schellekens@um.edu.mt .

Programme:

11th September @ 18h00 - KEYNOTE - Open to the public - University of Malta, Valletta Campus
12-13th September - 10h00-15h30 WORKSHOP - By registration only - University of Malta, Valletta Campus
12-13th September - 15h30-17h00 MENTORSHIP- By registration only and submission of work required - University of Malta, Valletta Campus

REGISTRATIONS OPEN:
https://www.um.edu.mt/digitalgames/events/workshop2017