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Video: The narrative design of Reigns: Her Majesty

In this GDC 2018 talk, writer Leigh Alexander shares her narrative design process around the tricky political tightrope of women's power in Reigns: Her Majesty.

In the sequel to popular mobile kingdom management swipe-em-up Reigns, the team wanted to push past "Yass Queen" and "go girl!" for Reigns: Her Majesty. So how did they go about tackling that challenge?

In this GDC 2018 talk, writer Leigh Alexander (and former Gamasutra editor) shares her narrative design process around the tricky political tightrope of women's power, especially when it has to be both violent and funny.

It's an insightful talk that's definitely worth watching, so developers shouldn't miss the opportunity to do so now that it's freely available on the official GDC YouTube channel!

About the GDC Vault

In addition to this presentation, the GDC Vault and its accompanying YouTube channel offers numerous other free videos, audio recordings, and slides from many of the recent Game Developers Conference events, and the service offers even more members-only content for GDC Vault subscribers.

Those who purchased All Access passes to recent events like GDC or VRDC already have full access to GDC Vault, and interested parties can apply for the individual subscription via a GDC Vault subscription page. Group subscriptions are also available: game-related schools and development studios who sign up for GDC Vault Studio Subscriptions can receive access for their entire office or company by contacting staff via the GDC Vault group subscription page. Finally, current subscribers with access issues can contact GDC Vault technical support.

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