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Game Narrative Summit: Build-A-Bae Workshop: Crafting Creative Love Interests

Adanna Nedd  (Games Writer and Narrative Designer, Independent)

Location: Room 2016, West Hall

Date: Tuesday, March 19

Time: 1:20 pm - 1:50 pm

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

Topic: Game Narrative

Format: Session

Vault Recording: Video

Audience Level: All

Love interests - whether they are flirty vampires, depressed elves, or struggling novelists - are as varied as the games that they are in. Where do you start when creating them? What is a love interest? How do you create one that fits your game and will be enjoyable to players? Games Writer and Narrative Designer Adanna Nedd has written and developed love interests for two years. In this talk, she will discuss the ins and outs of love interests - what they are, who they are, and how they can enhance the game's experience! She will also discuss how she crafted love interests for Spirit Swap and Kiss U and the challenges and constraints that she faced.


Attendees will learn best practices for crafting love interests in their games; defining what they are, who they are, and how they can enhance a player's experience. No previous games writing experience is necessary!

Intended Audience

The audience for this talk is anyone with an interest in love interests. This talk isn't just for games writers - love interests are just as integral to the game's design as they are to its narrative!

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