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Video: Using MMO game systems to tell BioWare stories

Damion Schubert shares how BioWare brought its choice-and-consequence narrative style to the world of MMOs for Star Wars: The Old Republic in this free GDC Vault video.
"We had to drive our stories to be more personal and less about the world around you."
In this free GDC Vault video from GDC Online 2012, BioWare's Damion Schubert discusses the challenges of bringing the studio's hallmark choice-focused narrative style to the Star Wars: The Old Republic MMO in a talk called 'Behind the Curtain: Using MMO Game Systems to Tell Bioware Stories'. For more from Schubert, check out his articles on balancing risks and rewards for player engagement and evaluating a game's design for breadth or depth.

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