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Free-to-Play Summit: Worldbuilding and Story for F2P Live Ops Models

Stephan Bugaj  (Chief Creative Officer, Genvid)

Location: Room 2006, West Hall

Date: Monday, March 18

Time: 1:20 pm - 1:50 pm

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Summits Pass - Get your pass now!

Topic: Free-to-Play

Format: Session

Vault Recording: Video

Audience Level: All

Crafting worlds and stories for F2P live ops models in which users must engage and progress frequently over time presents different challenges and opportunities than traditional single-drop experiences. In this talk, we discuss how to creatively adapt to the budgets and schedules of F2P production while still building worlds and stories users will enjoy.


Attendees will come away with a better understanding of using narrative elements to help drive acquisition and retention in F2P experiences through building story worlds that support progressive exploration and unlocks, designing narrative beats that flow with a live ops cadence, and creating viscerally compelling characters.

Intended Audience

This session is for anyone interested in creating F2P live ops games that leverage worldbuilding, character, and story to help hook your audience and keep them coming back.

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