News LudoNarraCon - Where narrative meets play.

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What is LudoNarraCon?

A digital convention celebrating narrative games and the people who make them!

Do you love narrative video games? Do you MAKE narrative video games? Then we hope you’ll join us in May for a free, global, online-only event!
This is an inclusive event that can be accessed by anyone, anywhere. Fans of weird and interesting narrative games will be able to join together in a digital space to hear news about exciting upcoming games, play demos, and hear from talented creators!
LudoNarraCon is an experiment designed to address discoverability. By livestreaming the event on Steam’s storefront, we hope to recreate the benefits of physical conventions without anyone having to leave their homes or deal with con-flu.

Conceived and organised by indie label Fellow Traveller and made awesome via partnerships with many popular indie publishers and developers.


This convention seems interesting for folks who enjoy some narrative focused games.
 

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That sounds pretty interesting, i'll keep an eye out for it. I'm always interested in more narrative focused games and as a bonus it's an experiment in discoverability. Curious, i wonder if this could lead to Steam having more of these aimed at other niche genres or devs or price points?

This could be the start of something. Let's see where it goes.
 
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That sounds pretty interesting, i'll keep an eye out for it. I'm always interested in more narrative focused games and as a bonus it's an experiment in discoverability. Curious, i wonder if this could lead to Steam having more of these aimed at other niche genres or devs or price points?

This could be the start of something. Let's see where it goes.
I really hope there are more of these conventions through Steam, could be a way to improve discoverability without Valve dictating which game is worth the attention or not.
 
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EXHIBITING GAMES IN LUDONARRACON

Neo Cab
Boyfriend Dungeon
Mutazione
Heaven's Vault
The Church in the Darkness
Cultist Simulator
Sunless Skies
Where the Water Tastes Like Wine
Genesis Noir
The Stillness of the Wind
Beholder
Do Not Feed the Monkeys
Hacknet
In Other Waters
Orwell
Blind

GAME BOOTHS
Developers and publishers will stream live on their games' Steam store pages with behind-the-scenes content, couch chats, and demo gameplay. Fans can get a look at the game without dealing with a crowded exhibition floor.

All streams will go live at the launch of the con, and will then be looped through the remainder of the event, so no matter when fans "attend," they can enjoy behind-the-scenes content about exciting upcoming indie games.

EVENT SALE
A LudoNarraCon Sale will be live on Steam during the event, with more than 40 discounted games.

It will be live May 10 - 13.
 

EdwardTivrusky

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Neat, i'll look into the other games but i really want to see Failbetter play Sunless Skies and Weather Factory playing Cultist Simulator just to see how they approach things and how they spin their tales during gameplay.
 

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It's a great idea!
Most people (myself included) are unable to attend conventions and gaming events, and a digital event is a great way to reach as many people as possible.

It will be great to see and hear more about some of these games.
I even pre-ordered (The Church in the Darkness) or helped crowdfund (Boyfriend Dungeon) a couple of these games. :)
 

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Any idea if there is or will be a centralized page with an overview of who's streaming at what time?

Edit: ah, I should read...

"All streams will go live at the launch of the con, and will then be looped through the remainder of the event, so no matter when fans "attend," they can enjoy behind-the-scenes content about exciting upcoming indie games."

Cool! I'll definitely have a look at several games then. A bunch of these are already on my radar. I'm especially interested in the procedural storytelling they did for Heaven's Vault -- hope that comes up. Tom Francis talked about it briefly on the Crate and Crowbar podcast, but there's no better source than the developers themselves.
 
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The panels just got announced:

ROMANCE IN GAMES
10:15AM PDT / 7:15PM CEST

❤ Tanya X. Short (Captain of Kitfox Games)

❤ Kate Gray (narrative designer at KO_OP)

❤ Nina Freeman (game designer at Fullbright)

MY FAVORITE STORIES
11AM PDT / 8PM CEST

📚 Kim Belair (founder of Sweet Baby Inc)

📚 Greg Kasavin (developer at Supergiant Games)

📚 Max and Nick Folkman (writers, hosts of the Script Lock podcast)

WRITING FOR SHORT GAMES
12PM PDT / 9PM CEST

✏ Ben Wander (founder of A Wandering Band)

✏ Bruno Dias (writer and narrative designer)

✏ Ryan Green (developer, co-founder of Numinous Games)

✏ Amy Green (writer, co-founder of Numinous Games)

DEATH IN GAMES
1PM PDT / 10PM CEST

💀 Lottie Bevan (co-founder & COO of Weather Factory)

💀 Alexis Kennedy (co-founder of Weather Factory)

💀 Coyan Cardenas (director of Lambic Studios)

💀 Will O'Neill (founder of WZO Games)

GAMES ARE A GREAT MEDIUM FOR STORYTELLING
2PM PDT / 11PM CEST

🎮 Patrick Ewing (creative director of Chance Agency)

🎮 Cassandra Khaw (scriptwriter at Ubisoft Montreal)

🎮 Whitney “Strix” Beltran (narrative director at Hidden Path Entertainment)

PROCEDURAL GENERATION AND STORYTELLING
3PM PDT / 12AM CEST

📈 Tanya X. Short (Captain of Kitfox Games)

📈 Tarn Adams (co-creator and programmer of Dwarf Fortress)

📈 Rebekah Saltsman (co-founder & CEO of Finji)

📈 Richard Rouse III (director at Paranoid Productions)