5th International Independent Videogames Festival in Berlin, April 20 to 22, 2016 – plus extra Family Day.

We’re still adjusting and adding things to the schedule, so keep checking it in the next days for updates!
Thursday, April 21 • 11:00 - 14:00
Sherida Halatoe: Making it personal: A different approach for diversity in games FULL

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Although the game industry becomes more and more diverse every year we still tend to see the same types of stories and heroes over and over again. This workshop will help participants step away from archetypical cliches and create new worlds. We look to other cultures and settings and learn how to incorporate them in our works while staying true to ourselves and the source materials.

Part of the workshop is dedicated to creating new and believable characters while taking inspiration from our own lives and inner conflicts. Of course these characters need a voice of their own and the final part will be dedicated to finding this.

Participant requirements:

An open mind and a basic knowledge of writing terminology is all that's required. This workshop encourages the participants to actively participate.

Tools participants should bring:
  • Notebook
  • Optional: laptop with Twine pre installed

Intended audience:

Primarily for game writers & narrative designers but also for anyone with an interest in storytelling

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Sherida Halatoe

After graduating Sherida decided to start her own studio named tiger & squid and worked on several projects since. Although each project is very distinctive from each other, all of them feature a unique art style, emotion-driven gameplay and an interesting insight in human psychology... Read More →

Thursday April 21, 2016 11:00 - 14:00
Haubentaucher Revaler Str. 99, 10245 Berlin

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