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Session Name The Exposition Burden
Speaker(s) Jennifer Hepler
Company Name(s) Kognito Interactive
Track / Format Game Narrative Summit
Overview Have you ever struggled with how to present complex information to players without turning your dialogue into an info-dump? Does it sometimes feel like your characters are just signposts for the plot, rather than people with lives and opinions of their own? Exposition is a huge burden for game writers, with complex worlds and byzantine storylines warring with short attention spans and action-driven play. Come and learn effective techniques for camouflaging your exposition through effective characterization, "breadcrumb trails," unreliable narrators and conflicting points of view.

GDC 2016

Jennifer Hepler

Kognito Interactive

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