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Hybrid Hillsboro: Exploring Ludonarrative with Arianna Goodman

June 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Exploring Ludonarrative with Arianna Goodman

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Much has been said about how the medium is the message. So how do video games, as a medium, tell stories? Join the Hillsboro Chapter of Willamette Writers with the support of Oregon Film as they explore this question with Arianna Goodman on June 11th from 6:00 – 8:00 PM In-Person at the Hillsboro Brookwood Library or Online on Zoom.

Video games are a unique mode of interaction between art and viewer unlike any other medium. Cinema has editing; theater provides a live experience; novels, an intimacy with a reader’s mind. Video games introduce the concepts of gameplay mechanics and player agency to storytelling. The types of stories that can be told and how those stories can be conveyed to the audience through these intriguing mechanisms is a concept known as ludonarrative, and it is a fascinating (and on-going) conversation in the industry that revolves around craft, artistry, and possibilities left unexplored.

In this discussion, Arianna Goodman will walk us through her own perspective on ludonarrative, and how she approaches such a dynamic artform as a storyteller.

About Arianna Goodman

Arianna Goodman Presenter PhotoArianna Goodman (she/any) is a writer and narrative designer based in Los Angeles, CA. She is currently a Game Designer at Riot Games, where she develops thematically resonant minigames for League of Legends’ events. Before joining Riot, Ari worked as a Writer for Hunt A Killer on their murder mystery retail and subscription boxes. Her experience in both digital and analog games has fueled her passion for interactive storytelling. Outside of work, Ari enjoys engaging with fiction, whether in the form of books, film, or the occasional tabletop role-playing game.


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