2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Pitch to the Pros: Game Narrative Critiques

Thursday, March 17
12:30PM - 1:15PM

Austin Convention Center
Ballroom C
531 E 4th St

This session will provide attendees the chance to pitch their ideas for game narrative to a panel of seasoned professionals and get immediate feedback and advice. Topics will include world-building, character development, plot structure, thematic integration, semiotic processes, and more. Attendees are invited to bring their ideas for any kind of video game narrative, from the most linear, cinematic experience to the most abstract, gameplay-focused narrative system. Similarly, the panel will provide critiques for all levels of experience, from those beginning their career in game narrative, to veterans looking for a sounding board.

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Alexander Horn at SXSW

Alexander Horn

Writer & Narrative Designer

Chris Avellone at SXSW

Chris Avellone

Narrative Designer


Chris started his escape from reality by freelancing for a number of pen and paper role-playing game companies in high school before Interplay foolishly hired him as a game designer in 1996. He wor...

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David Varela at SXSW

David Varela


David is a UK-based writer and producer of interactive projects, bringing together games, theatre and video.

His recent work includes writing the mobile adventure 'Sherlock: The Network', starr...

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Drew McGee at SXSW

Drew McGee

Lead Writer

Stoic Studio

A freelance writer currently leading the narrative for Stoic Studio's award-winning The Banner Saga game trilogy. I'm incredibly social and love to chat, so let's meet up!

Interactive fiction is...

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Jared Mason

Narrative Designer

Schell Games


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