It's not the sort of gaming event that tends to leap at you like an E3
or a Summer Games Fest
, but Fellow Traveller
-- a convention that centres around narrative-driven games and games as storytelling devices, will enter its fourth year in operation and this year has some fantastic guests lined up.
And the cool part? You can take part in the convention digitally through Steam, and it kicks off soon. May 5-9 in fact, and in tow will be 12 live panels with more than 100 hours of content alongside some 33 demos available to check out.
Here's some of the official info:
Running for its fourth year, LudoNarraCon has become the leading narrative-focused games festival. This year will see 12 live panels streamed on the main 'theater' stage including:Check out the official site
During the digital festival, the 42 exhibiting narrative games will give behind-the-scenes insights via livestreams on their store pages, with 33 developers providing playable demos. The lineup includes Goodbye World's BAFTA-winning emotional first-person narrative adventure Before Your Eyes and Toge Production's much anticipated Coffee Talk Episode 2: Hibiscus and Butterfly. Fellow Traveller will launch Citizen Sleeper on the first day of the festival, with developer Jump Over the Age on exhibit and providing a Citizen Sleeper dev commentary stream, a fireside chat, and a radio stream featuring the in-game soundtrack.
- "The Art of the Twist" featuring Tanya X. Short, Sarah Northway, Greg Lobanov and Sam Barlow
- "Innovating the Detective Genre in Narrative" featuring Tim Sheinman, Lucas Pope, Mark Brown GMT and Victor Breum
- "Shocking Developments: Subverting Expectations with Game Stories" featuring Richard Rouse III, Xalavier Nelson Jr, Heather Albano and Anthony Johnston
for updates and info on panels and other guests, and stay tuned for more coverage from the storyteller's convention as it draws closer.