Sheffield Doc/Fest’s Alternate Realities Summit explores the use of new and emerging technologies for storytelling, and this year Preloaded had the privilege giving the opening keynote.
Our keynote tied into the morning’s theme of Reflection, and took the audience on a tour of a new generation of mesmerising and meaningful games that are changing the way the way we think about ourselves and others.
In the talk I explored the ubiquity of games and the opportunity we – the Doc/Fest audience – have to tell non-fiction stories in games. I brought together some of my favourite examples in the Games with Purpose space, and showed how they make an impact on their audiences. Preloaded’s passion for creating authentic stories with strong audience appeal meant we were thrilled to be a part of this conversation.
Lots of of people asked for the links to the game, so I’ve included these below:
- Passage (Jason Rohrer) – Life
- Graveyard (Tale of Tales) – Old age
- Eco (Strange Loop games) – Sustainability
- The End (Preloaded) – Death and Philosophy
- Life is Strange (Dontnod Entertainment) – Growing up
- Papers, please (Lucas Pope) – Social commentary
- Spent (McKinney) – Poverty
- That Dragon, Cancer – Autobiography
- Dys4ria (Anna Anthropy) – Diversity
- Never Alone (Upper One Games) – Culture
- Papa and Yo (We are Minority) – Alcoholism
- Deep (Owen Harris) – Meditation
Thanks to all the festival organisers, the Alternate Realities curator Dan Tucker for inviting us and to Anagram for their compèring on Sunday.
We’re already looking forward to next year!