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Session Name The Self, Presence and Storytelling
Speaker(s) Thomas Grip
Company Name(s) Frictional Games
Track / Format Game Design
Overview

A video-game typically presents the player with a system to figure out and conquer, building everything else on top of that. In this talk an alternative design approach will be discussed. Instead of having traditional game mechanics, the focus should lie on creating a sense of presence and on letting the imagination do most of the work. This lecture will go over basic scientific and philosophical ideas for this approach, and then go into the concrete design decisions needed to achieve it.

GDC Europe 2012

Thomas Grip

Frictional Games

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Game Design

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