Events

Lunchtime Talk
Fri 14 Aug 2020 13:00-14:00 at YouTube Live


Can games be serious?

Studio resident Claire Morwood & Chella Ramanan of 3-Fold Games will be introducing their recently released video game, Before I Forget - a short narrative exploration about a woman suffering from early-onset dementia.

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Speakers

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Claire Morwood

Claire is a game designer, programmer and artist. She is interested in exploring the types of narratives that are told through games as well as games as a medium for creative personal expression.

Chella Ramanan

Chella Ramanan is our narrative designer and is dedicated to telling stories from underrepresented perspectives. She currently works full-time for a AAA game studio, in Sweden. She is a former games journalist and has been named in Gamesindustry.biz 100, lists as well as winning a Game Dev Heroes award and being named an Evening Standard Progress 1000 influential Londoner for her work in diversity and inclusion in the games industry. In 2019, Chella co-founded POC in Play, a diversity organisation focused on increasing the visibility and representation of people of colour in the industry and games. She was also formerly on the board of Women in Games and the BGI.

This Lunchtime Talk will be broadcast live on Watershed's YouTube channel

Pervasive Media Studio resident Claire Morwood and Chella Ramanan of 3-Fold Games will be introducing their recently released video game, Before I Forget. Before I Forget is a short narrative exploration about a woman suffering from early-onset dementia. In this talk, Claire and Chella will discuss their design process and the challenges they encountered while creating the game and the research they undertook around the subject of dementia.

Before I Forget has had a great press reception and positive feedback from players, showing that the game has been able to open up new conversations about dementia and the portrayal of diverse narratives in video games. 3-Fold Games will also be partnering with Alzheimer’s Research UK around the time of World Alzheimer’s Day in order to raise further awareness for both the game and the charity.

Join us on Fri 14th August, 13:00-14:00 for the talk and to take part in the discussion afterwards.

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