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Navigating Interactive Writing, with Christy Dena and Leena van Deventer

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Gain insight into wielding words for interactive mediums in Navigating Interactive Writing, brought to you by the Revelation Perth International Film Festival and Australian Writers’ Guild. Two award-winning writer/ game designers, Christy Dena and Leena van Deventer, will be visiting Perth for this free event to share their knowledge and talk about their experiences writing for games, books, film, digital and theatre projects.

What: Navigating Interactive Writing
When: Saturday, July 15. 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Where: The Creative Hub, Level 2, 30 Fielder St, East Perth, WA
Tickets: Free via the AWG website

Writing for interactivity can present many challenges to the newcomer, and involves shedding a lot of what we’ve always been taught about storytelling. Are beginning, middle, and end, really essential? Do we need to move in straight lines anymore? Is conflict really essential? Join our guest of games and interactive writing as she leads you through the basics of changing your mindset to level up your writing by including interactivity and reader agency into your stories!

For all the details, or to book your tickets, head on over to the official event page on the Australian Writers’ Guild site or join the facebook event page.

Designing Deep Games – Lecture & Workshop with Christy Dena

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Always keen to support the gaming types of Perth, the good folk at FTI have organised another informative event to help us get the best out of our games. Presented by Christy Dena, a writer-designer-director and lecturer with many an award/game/digital project to her name,  event will explore the depths depths of games and the messages we can convey through them.

In this lecture and workshop, we will delve into the design of games that have a message, are personal, philosophical, transformational, or focus on the emotional journey. On top of game design techniques, deep games involve different processes and design considerations. To illuminate how they can be designed more effectively, various deep games will be deconstructed to highlight the writing and design techniques employed. In the workshop we will apply different methodologies to develop deep game ideas.

What: Lecture 2:00pm-3:00pm, Workshop 3:15pm-5:15pm.
When: Sunday September 21, 2014
Where: FTI Screen Lab @ State Library of WA, Northbridge
Tickets: via TryBooking.com

  • Lecture $15 for FTI/AWG Members, $20 Regular admission.
  • Workshop $20 for FTI/AWG members, $30 Regular admission.
  • Bundle – Buy a ticket to attend both the Lecture & Workshop and receive a discount. $30 for FTI Members, $40 Regular admission.

About the Presenter

Christy DenaChristy has given keynotes and presentations around the world, mentored industry professionals, and written numerous articles on writing and design. We would definitely recommend checking out her corner of the universe before the event, to get an idea of the many things she knows – and in turn the many subjects on which you can ask her for advice!

 

For more information on Designing Deep Games, head on over to the FTI event page. But be quick, places are limited and the event is coming up fast!