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Friday, February 13 • 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Storytelling in Games and Musical Theatre: Not So Different?

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In the musical theatre world, composers often face a tricky problem: when you're trying to tell a story using music, how do you make sure the music is a meaningful and integral part of the narrative? A lot of their challenges are similar to the ones we grapple with as game designers when trying to make games that include traditional authored narratives. How has the relationship between music and storytelling in avant-garde musical theatre shifted over time to deal with this? We'll look at some parallels between contemporary games and musicals, and see how game designers and musical theatre writers might learn from each other.

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Mike Lazer-Walker

Mike is a game designer, artist, programmer, and general creator of weird things on the Internet. In the past, he's worked on games and apps such as Words With Friends and Timehop. He has a background in directing and composing for the musical theatre, including having studied with... Read More →

Friday February 13, 2015 3:30pm - 4:00pm EST
Bartos Theater First Floor

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