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Session Name Tastes Like Chicken: Authenticity in a Totally Fake World
Speaker(s) Jay Posey
Company Name(s) Red Storm Entertainment
Track / Format Game Narrative Summit
Overview Game writers today have an unprecedented ability to immerse players in richly-developed worlds. But with that ability comes the enormous challenge, opportunity, and responsibility to deliver experiences that feel authentic, even when everything else about our worlds is completely fake. In this lecture, Posey draws from his experience working on Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon franchise, to explore a set of principles that can be applied to any genre. The talk will cover differences between realism and authenticity, the importance of research, the role of entertainment, and even how our fans contribute to their own acceptance of our game worlds.

GDC 2013

Jay Posey

Red Storm Entertainment

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Game Narrative Summit

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