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Learn the Essentials of Game Design and Storytelling in These GDC 2023 Workshops

Designing a great game with the right story takes work—luckily, GDC 2023 has the workshops you need for building your storytelling and game design skills. 

GDC 2023 is excited to be hosting the Storytelling Fundamentals Workshop and Game Design Workshop at GDC 2023 in San Francisco. These workshops see some of the industry's top minds on storytelling and game design sharing their expertise while guiding attendees through a series of hands-on exercises. 

Storytelling Fundamentals Workshop is hosted by Marvel and Telltale writing veteran Evan Skolnick. During this comprehensive tutorial and workshop, Evan covers the narrative structure, vibrant character development, storytelling best practices, and more—through a combination of lectures, skill-building exercises, and case studies. 

This workshop is designed for game devs with limited story development experience, but are familiar with the concept of landmark story-centric games and their contributions to the video game space. Since nearly ever member of a development team ultimately contributes to the implementation of a game's narrative, Evan treats every team member as a potential storyteller and provides the tools to adopt a shared language of story for game devs.

Game Design Workshop sees a large panel of game designers—including Riot Games' Marc LeBlanc, Niantic's Kellee Santiago and Samuel Villanueva, and Riot Games' Stone Librande—exploring the day-to-day craft of game design through hands-on activities, group discussion, analysis, and critique. Attendees will immerse themselves in the iterative process game design and discover design concepts that will help them think more clearly about their designs and make better games.

Attendees will work in small groups on two design exercises each day. Each exercise will require the group to work iteratively to modify an existing game design to meet some new goal. 

The workshop takes place over two days (Day 1 and Day 2). Attendees are welcome to attend either session... or both! 

"Storytelling Fundamentals Workshop" and "Game Design Workshop" are available for All-Access or Summits pass holders. Don't miss out on these incredible hands-on sessions.

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We can’t wait to see you at GDC 2023, taking place March 20-24, 2023 at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, California. Head here for information on booking a hotel and other travel inquiries, and follow the #GDC23 hashtag for the latest news and updates for this year’s exciting event.

GDC returns to San Francisco this March 20-24, 2023, and registration is now open! For more information, be sure to visit our website and follow the #GDC23 hashtag on social media.

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