NarraScope 2023

Celebrating Narrative Games

June 9 – 11 at the University of Pittsburgh

Keynote speaker: Brianna Lei
(Butterfly Soup 1 and 2)

NarraScope is an event that supports interactive narrative, adventure games, and interactive fiction by bringing together writers, developers, and players. NarraScope 2023 was hosted at the William Pitt Union building, University of Pittsburgh, PA.

This was our first hybrid NarraScope; all talks were streamed live via Discord. We will make recordings available on our Youtube channel as soon as possible!

NarraScope first took place in 2019, live at MIT. In 2020, Narrascope was fully online, and for 2021 we skipped a year, returning for 2022 as an online event. Our conference aims to be a place for everyone interested in narrative games to hang out, exchange ideas and get inspired. We do this through a broad selection of talks, keynote speakers, discussions and workshops.

Subjects vary from interactive fiction tools to writing best practices and everything in between. Previous talks had titles like “Choosing Your Happily Ever After”, “Shaping Your Story with Emotional Intelligence” and “Adapting Film’s Techniques for Nonlinear Stories”, to give you a bit of an idea. The NarraScope History site lists everything we did over the past years.

Join the NarraScope Discord! This is a chat forum for NarraScope attendees and those interested in our events. We intend to keep the Discord running all year.

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NarraScope is hosted by the Interactive Fiction Technology Foundation. It is funded by the donations of IF supporters like you.

NarraScope celebrates the diverse voices of game design. We aim to create a safe, welcoming, and accountable space for all participants.