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Monday, July 12 • 12:30pm - 1:20pm
Video Games and Literature: Stories That Engage

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Why and how are video games interested in literature? What specificity for adaptations of literary works in video games? How do these creations rediscover a work while engaging the player more? Animal farm, Walden, The Kingdom of Istyald: games that offer to revisit literary works while offering real gameplay and specific visual and sound universes. Meet their creators for a discussion on the relationship between literature and video games, and how they influence each other.

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Florent Maurin

President, The Pixel Hunt
Florent Maurin graduated from Lille's journalism school (France) in 2002, and worked as a journalist for ten years. He then founded The Pixel Hunt, a gamedev studio with a focus on reality-inspired games. Bury me, my Love, The Pixel Hunt's first independent game, was co-produced with... Read More →

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Sophie Guindon

Digital Project Manager, Bibliothèque nationale de France
Sophie Guindon is digital project manager at the National Library of France, within the digital publishing service, which produces sites, videos and applications for educational and cultural mediation. In 2020, she worked on a site dedicated to Fantasy : Fantasy, A Once and Future... Read More →
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Imre Jele

Chief Creative Officer, The Dairymen / Bossa Studios
Throughout his colourful career, Imre has worked on a wide range of game genres and platforms. He is the Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of Bossa Studios, creator of several game titles, including Surgeon Simulator, and has won multiple BAFTA awards. He has also lead the development... Read More →
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Tracy Fullerton

Director, USC Game Innovation Lab
Tracy Fullerton is an experimental game designer, professor, author and founding director (emeritus) of the USC Games program. Her research center, the Game Innovation Lab, has produced a number of influential independent games, including Cloud, flOw, Darfur is Dying, The Night Journey... Read More →

Monday July 12, 2021 12:30pm - 1:20pm EDT