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Tim Schafer, Sean Vanaman will banter about the funny 05 Feb, 2010, 21:44 / 3 comments

Double Fine Productions CEO/Creative Director/writer Tim Schafer and Telltale writer/designer Sean Vanaman ("Muzzled!", "Lair of the Leviathan") will participate in a panel at this year's GDC, entitled "Make 'Em Laugh: Comedy in Games". They will be joined by Rhianna Pratchett - daughter of novelist Terry Pratchett - who is known for her work on the Overlord series of games.

This isn't the first time that Schafer has participated in a GDC keynote or panel. In 2004, he keynoted the topic "Adventures in Game Design", focusing specifically on the creation of the cast of the game Psychonauts. You can download a recording of that keynote from here.

Here's hoping that 1. this particular panel will be recorded, and that 2. you won't notice the fact this news is three days old.

Comments

  • neon_git on 05 Feb, 2010, 22:08…
    I don't want to be unfairly disparaging of Pratchett's grasp of interactive story telling, I have no idea what went on during the production of the games she's penned nor have I played many of them, but what I will say is this: Mirror's Edge is one of the worst examples of video game narratives I can think of.
  • Kroms on 06 Feb, 2010, 08:28…
    I have no opinion on her work either. You'd think they'd ask the guys who did Armed and Dangerous or the Old Man Murray guys to be on there. They might've and then been told no.
  • Kroms on 07 Feb, 2010, 09:33…
    Correction: I have no opinion on her work. I haven't played any of it - but, Mirror's Edge doesn't look all that funny. (Overlord looks alright.) You'd think they'd ask the guys who did Armed and Dangerous or the Old Man Murray guys to be on there. They might've and then been told no.