THANK YOU for coming the to first Ever LudoNarraCon!

This was a great experience for our team, and we were thrilled to share it with you. We hope you enjoyed it—we did!

We’ve taken a lot of notes on what worked and what didn’t from this event, and we hope to do it again sometime in the future. To be among the first to learn about a possible second LudoNarraCon, sign up for updates.

About the event

LudoNarraCon is a digital convention celebrating narrative video games, hosted on Steam. An initiative of indie label Fellow Traveller, it aims to create a platform to showcase and celebrate interesting and innovative narrative games, replicating as many of the aspects and benefits of the physical convention experience as possible within a digital format.

Game Booths

Developers and publishers will stream live on their games' Steam store pages with behind-the-scenes content, couch chats, and demo gameplay. Fans can get a look at the game without dealing with a crowded exhibition floor.

Panels

There will be a main theatre stage on the event landing page on Steam, airing 6-8 hours of live panels with industry influencers. These will focus on (fun!) topics related to the narrative games genre.

All streams will go live at the launch of the con, and will then be looped through the remainder of the event, so no matter when fans "attend," they can enjoy behind-the-scenes content about exciting upcoming indie games.

Media Involvement

Media pass holders can access a press portal giving early access to press kits, media-ready demos, and interview opportunities

Event Sale

A LudoNarraCon Sale will be live on Steam during the event, with more than 40 discounted games.

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Panels

The LudoNarraCon Main Theatre Stage will go live at 10am PDT / 7:00pm CEST. Six panels will be streamed to this main stage, and then looped for the duration of the event!

LudoNarraCon Launch — 10am PDT / 7pm CEST

My Favorite Stories

10:15am PDT / 7:15pm Cest

📚 Kim Belair (founder of Sweet Baby Inc)

📚 Greg Kasavin (developer at Supergiant Games)

📚 Max and Nick Folkman (writers, hosts of the Script Lock podcast)

Writing for Short Games

11am pdt / 8pm cest

✏️ Ben Wander (founder of A Wandering Band)

✏️ Bruno Dias (writer and narrative designer)

✏️ Ryan Green (developer, co-founder of Numinous Games)

✏️ Amy Green (writer, co-founder of Numinous Games)

Death in Games

12pm pdt / 9pm cest

💀 Lottie Bevan (co-founder & COO of Weather Factory)

💀 Alexis Kennedy (co-founder of Weather Factory)

💀 Coyan Cardenas (director of Lambic Studios)

💀 Will O'Neill (founder of WZO Games)

Games are a Great Medium for Storytelling

1pm pdt / 10pm cest

🎮 Patrick Ewing (creative director of Chance Agency)

🎮 Cassandra Khaw (scriptwriter at Ubisoft Montreal)

🎮 Whitney “Strix” Beltran (narrative director at Hidden Path Entertainment)

Romance in Games

2pm pdt / 11pm cest

❤️ Tanya X. Short (Captain of Kitfox Games)

❤️ Kate Gray (narrative designer at KO_OP)

❤️ Nina Freeman (game designer at Fullbright)

Procedural Generation and Storytelling

3pm pdt / 12am cest

📈 Tanya X. Short (Captain of Kitfox Games)

📈 Tarn Adams (co-creator and programmer of Dwarf Fortress)

📈 Rebekah Saltsman (co-founder & CEO of Finji)

📈 Richard Rouse III (director at Paranoid Productions)

 

Exhibiting Games in LudoNarraCon