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Brunhild Bushoff on Tue, 14 Mar 2006 23:34:55 +0100 (CET)


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Call for participation
__________________________________________________
Sagasnet workshop on
Developing Narrative Games/ On-line Worlds
Headed by: Ernest Adams______Guest Speaker: Jessica Mulligan

March 31 2006 - April 06 2006, Academy for TV and Film, Munich. Germany
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In this intensive five-day workshop, the participants will work both 
alone
and in teams to develop a design treatment for a narrative game/an 
online
world. They will begin by studying the fundamental principles of 
computer
game design, and then go on to explore the relationship between
interactivity and narrative - in single player games as well as in 
online
worlds.
There will be a few lectures, but most of the activities will be fully
hands-on, involving brainstorming, discussion, and presentations from 
the
participants to the group.
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BIO__Ernest Adams
Ernest Adams is a game designer, writer and teacher, working as part of 
the
International Hobo design consortium. Adams graduated from Stanford
University (California, USA) with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 
Philosophy in
1986. Initially, he worked as a software engineer in the electronics
industry, but switched to game development in 1989, joining a company 
called
Interactive Productions (later P.F.Magic). There he wrote the PC client 
for
an early America Online game, RabbitJack¹s Casino. He also did the
programming for Third Degree, a multi-player party game for the 
short-lived
CD-I player. Moving to Electronic Arts in 1992, Adams became a game
designer. He designed the first-ever CD-ROM edition of John Madden 
Football,
for the 3DO Multiplayer. For the next several years he served as the
audio/video producer for the Madden series, and under his guidance
Electronic Arts perfected the technique of assembling sentences from 
audio
fragments to produce seamless play-by-play commentary. During this 
period
Adams also helped to produce the Game Developers¹ Conference and 
founded the
International Game Developers¹ Association, the first worldwide 
professional
society for game developers. In 1999, Adams moved to Great Britain to 
become
a lead designer at Bullfrog Productions, a subsidiary of Electronic 
Arts.
There he worked on two prototype projects, Genesis: The Hand of God and
Dungeon Keeper 3. In 2000 Adams left Bullfrog to become a design 
consultant,
joining the International Hobo consortium. He has worked for both large
industry publishers such as THQ and Ubisoft, and smaller clients with
special projects, including the Guinness Book of World Records and Zoo
Atlanta. He writes a regular column on game design called ³The 
Designer¹s
Notebook² for the Gamasutra developers¹ webzine, and has coauthored a 
book
on the subject, Andrew Rollings and Ernest Adams on Game Design. He has 
also
written a second book Break Into the Game Industry: How to Get a Job 
Making
Video Games. Adams lectures frequently at colleges, art festivals, and 
game
conferences, and conducts game design workshops around the world. His
professional web site is at www.designersnotebook.com.

BIO__Jessica Mulligan
Jessica Mulligan is a 20-year veteran of the online games industry. 
Recently
as Executive Producer and Creative Director at Turbine Entertainment, 
she
oversaw the award-winning MMORPG franchise, Asheron's Call. Before 
Turbine,
Ms. Mulligan held a number of positions within the games industry, 
including
president of The Themis Group, vice-president of development for Engage
Games Online, director of online services for Interplay Productions, a
director on Ultima Online for Electronic Arts and director of 
operations at
MM3D, Inc on the Middle Earth Online project. Ms. Mulligan has been 
involved
in the design, development or management of more than 50 online games,
including a dozen persistent worlds. A respected writer on industry 
issues,
she was the author of the popular "Biting the Hand" column on 
Skotos.net for
over six years. Her most recent book, "Developing Online Games: An 
Insider's
Guide," with co-author Bridgette Patrovsky (bridgette {AT} mm3d.com), was
released in the US by New Riders in March 2003 and has since been 
published
in localized versions worldwide, including Korean and Chinese.
____________________________________________________________________________
sagasnet is a non-profit vocational training initiative in the frame of 
the
MEDIA Programme of the European Commission. The workshops are designed 
in
the first place for European writers, designers, developers, directors,
producers.
Participation fee : freelancer EUR 800,00, company delegates EUR 
2000,00
There is a limited budget for scholarships available.
For details: www.sagas.de
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Best regards,
Brunhild Bushoff

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& Academy for TV and Film Munich_________________
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Upcoming sagasnet event
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__sagasnet Developing Interactive Narrative Content 
Seminar_________________
In conjunction with fmx/06, May 1 - 7 2006, Stuttgart, 
Germany______________
Enter you projects before February 20                   see: 
www.sagasnet.de
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