informa
1 MIN READ
News

Discover how ZA/UM crafted Disco Elysium's outstanding narrative at GDC 2021

Justin Keenan, one of the writers at ZA/UM who worked on the revered RPG Disco Elysium, will be on-hand at the all-virtual GDC 2021 to talk about shaping the game's outstanding narrative. GDC 2021 takes place July 19-23.

Justin Keenan, one of the writers at ZA/UM who worked on the revered RPG Disco Elysium, will be on-hand at the all-virtual GDC 2021 to talk about shaping the game's outstanding narrative. GDC 2021 takes place July 19-23.

In the session "Disco Elysium: Meaningless Choices and Impractical Advice," Keenan will share some practical advice Disco Elysium's writing team received along the way and how they disregarded it to produce one of the best and most critically acclaimed RPGs of this century.

This talk covers some of the most time-consuming and difficult aspects of Disco Elysium's dialogue and narrative design, and why they were absolutely worth the time, money, and effort. This talk also covers some aspects of ZA/UM's design process, as well as general principles and best practices for branching dialogue design.

You'll gain practical insights into designing organic and highly reactive dialogue structures that you may apply to your own projects. This talk also covers how studios interested in narrative can develop a writer-driven design process.

Now’s the best time to register for GDC 2021. Act now, and you’ll get the best price for this year’s online show!

For more details on GDC 2021 visit the show's official website, or subscribe to regular updates via Facebook, Twitter, or RSS.

Gamasutra and GDC are sibling organizations under parent Informa Tech.

Latest Jobs

Xbox Game Studios

Redmond, Washington
10.5.22
Technical Lighting Artist

Innogames

Hamburg, Germany
10.5.22
Game Designer - Elvenar

Six Foot

Houston, TX
10.3.22
Six Foot Director, Player Relations

Hometopia Inc.

Remote
10.7.22
Lead Engineer
More Jobs   

CONNECT WITH US

Explore the
Subscribe to
Follow us

Game Developer Job Board

Game Developer Newsletter

@gamedevdotcom

Explore the

Game Developer Job Board

Browse open positions across the game industry or recruit new talent for your studio

Browse
Subscribe to

Game Developer Newsletter

Get daily Game Developer top stories every morning straight into your inbox

Subscribe
Follow us

@gamedevdotcom

Follow us @gamedevdotcom to stay up-to-date with the latest news & insider information about events & more