FluffyLogic’s Ana and Tom will be in Brighton for this years Develop Conference to deliver a talk on ‘Diegetic Media‘. The talk will take place on Thursday 16th from 4-5pm in the Den. The talk will look at the idea of viewing all of our creations; film, game, website etc. as a totality. In film studies, the diegetic world is one that refers to all we see as well as all additional information that makes the world coherent and sensible: it contains all that the audience needs to understand the story. The talk will explore how we can take this idea further. As well as containing all essential narrative elements, ‘Diegetic Media’ is a bringing together of the development of all creative content on all platforms that contributes to the whole, that create a world that is more than just one story/platform. The idea was first mooted by Ana at the Women in Games conference in 2008 then expanded in an article in Develop Magazine in January this year. The Brighton talk will further evolve the idea.
Update: There is a write-up about what we discussed at platform-online.net.
FluffyLogic CEO Ana Kronschnabl has recently written an article for casualgaming.biz in which she discusses the changes that have ocurred within the games industry that have led to their increasingly broad appeal.
“I have known very few women who like playing computer games – until now,” Kronschnabl said. “What was it that persuaded my mother to buy a Wii? The answer is amazingly simple; it became useful.
It became her way of exercising, in the same way that the DS became her way of exercising her brain. In many ways, the games she plays are no different from many of the games previously available, however, they have persuaded her that they are. How different really is the strategy needed to win in Dawn of War to the exercises recommended in Dr. Kawashima’s Brain Training games?”
You can read the full article here.