Story Creating and engaging
Nouns Please use the paper provided a  person ,  place ,  thing ,  event ,  substance ,  quality ,  quantity , or  idea , ...
Credentials <ul><li>What are your credentials Mr Harris? </li></ul><ul><li>A-Levels </li></ul><ul><li>Philosophy Degree </...
Credentials <ul><li>Imagine </li></ul><ul><li>Create </li></ul><ul><li>Entertain </li></ul><ul><li>Engage </li></ul><ul><l...
Joseph Campbell <ul><li>Monomyth </li></ul>
Joseph Campbell <ul><li>The Hero with a Thousand Faces </li></ul><ul><li>Criticism </li></ul><ul><li>The Masks of God </li...
What’s this got to do with games? <ul><li>Few games with good story </li></ul><ul><li>The interactive trick isn’t enough <...
The art of creation <ul><li>There are no barriers </li></ul><ul><li>Creating the template </li></ul><ul><li>Switching it o...
It’s your story <ul><li>The value of ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Stay true to your convictions </li></ul><ul><li>Be ready to a...
Phil Harris Available for weddings, Bar Mitzvah’s and work [email_address] Twitter: @PhilipGHarris LinkedIn: Phil Harris 0...
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Presented by Phil Harris for IGDA Scotland in July 2011

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  • Charlie Stross http://www.antipope.org/charlie/blog-static/2011/07/yes-but-what-are-your-credenti.html
  • The Hero with a Thousand Faces
  • Killzone 3
  • There are no barriers but the ones you set. The noun game. Kafer mating cycles, players will want to learn if they’re interested. Too little, too much additional information
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    1. 1. Story Creating and engaging
    2. 2. Nouns Please use the paper provided a  person ,  place ,  thing ,  event ,  substance ,  quality ,  quantity , or  idea , etc.
    3. 3. Credentials <ul><li>What are your credentials Mr Harris? </li></ul><ul><li>A-Levels </li></ul><ul><li>Philosophy Degree </li></ul><ul><li>Department of Work and Pensions </li></ul><ul><li>Journalism </li></ul><ul><li>Welfare Rights </li></ul><ul><li>Abattoir/Birds Eye Frozen Peas/Comics Shop </li></ul>
    4. 4. Credentials <ul><li>Imagine </li></ul><ul><li>Create </li></ul><ul><li>Entertain </li></ul><ul><li>Engage </li></ul><ul><li>Crave </li></ul><ul><li>Continue </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive Stories, Roleplaying – Age 8 </li></ul><ul><li>So really. I don’t need credentials. </li></ul>
    5. 5. Joseph Campbell <ul><li>Monomyth </li></ul>
    6. 6. Joseph Campbell <ul><li>The Hero with a Thousand Faces </li></ul><ul><li>Criticism </li></ul><ul><li>The Masks of God </li></ul><ul><li>Fundamental belief and story </li></ul><ul><li>The Power of Myth </li></ul><ul><li>Accessible </li></ul>
    7. 7. What’s this got to do with games? <ul><li>Few games with good story </li></ul><ul><li>The interactive trick isn’t enough </li></ul><ul><li>Losing the plot or WTF?! </li></ul><ul><li>Changing demographic </li></ul><ul><li>User requirements </li></ul>
    8. 8. The art of creation <ul><li>There are no barriers </li></ul><ul><li>Creating the template </li></ul><ul><li>Switching it on </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding antithesis </li></ul><ul><li>The breath of life </li></ul><ul><li>Smoke and mirrors </li></ul><ul><li>Kafer - You can’t take things too far </li></ul>
    9. 9. It’s your story <ul><li>The value of ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Stay true to your convictions </li></ul><ul><li>Be ready to adapt </li></ul><ul><li>Few images in these slides </li></ul><ul><li>The noun game </li></ul>
    10. 10. Phil Harris Available for weddings, Bar Mitzvah’s and work [email_address] Twitter: @PhilipGHarris LinkedIn: Phil Harris 07973787093

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