Games Connect Asia Pacific (GCAP) is Australia’s premier professional development and networking event for the game development industry, focused on up-skilling and connecting the Australian sector via education, knowledge sharing and the provision of extended personal and business networks. GCAP caters to a range of disciplines and has grown and attracted an engaged audience and esteemed speakers from around the world.

The Focus For GCAP 2022 Is Ambition.

Australian game developers have found their voice in the world and that voice is ambitious. GCAP 2022 will challenge attendees to chase their ambitions and create world class products, experiences, studios, and businesses for an ever-expanding global games audience. GCAP 2022 will provide avenues for personal and professional ambitions to be realised and success to be achieved.

GCAP 2022 will run from Monday the 3rd of October, to Wednesday the 5th of October 2022.
Wednesday, October 5 • 10:00am - 10:50am
No Hero Is An Island: How Diverse Ensemble Casts Create Living Worlds

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Video game stories can suffer when they fall back on stock characters in the service of creating a familiar experience for the player. In this session, I will talk about how the narrative team at Studio Drydock developed an authentic, diverse ensemble cast that powered our witchy farming sim past genre clichés to create a world that feels alive.

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Desiree Cifre

Studio Drydock
Desiree Cifre is a writer and narrative designer, most recently on Wylde Flowers, out now on Apple Arcade (Steam and Switch later in 2022).  I am passionate about authentic representation in game stories, and I believe that games can respectfully address serious themes through p... Read More →

Wednesday October 5, 2022 10:00am - 10:50am AEDT
Room 106 1 Convention Centre Place South Wharf, Victoria 3006