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Cardboard Computer: Storytelling for Video Games

October 4, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am

a boat in water, viewed from above

Cardboard Computer is a video game studio which develops the game Kentucky Route Zero, owned and run by programmers Jake Elliott, Tamas Kemenczy, and Ben Babbitt.

In this masterclass Jake, Tamas, and Ben will join us by Skype to discuss various dimensions of writing narrative within the confines of game design. Kentucky Route Zero has won several awards for its narrative, its soundtrack, as well as its overall gameplay.

Kentucky Route Zero is a magical realist adventure game about a secret highway in the caves beneath Kentucky, and the mysterious folks who travel it. Gameplay is inspired by point-and-click adventure games (like the classic Monkey Island or King’s Quest series, or more recently Telltale’s Walking Dead series), but focused on characterization, atmosphere and storytelling rather than clever puzzles or challenges of skill.

See the game trailer here. A limited number of download codes are available for students who wish to play the game ahead of time. Contact Wells Addington at rwaddington@ua.edu.




October 4, 2018
9:30 am - 10:45 am


Morgan Hall 301
Morgan Hall
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487 United States