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Inkle's Jon Ingold confirmed as first keynote for Develop:Brighton 2023

Heaven's Vault and 80 Days narrative director will present a manifesto for creating replayable narratives

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Jon Ingold has been confirmed as the first keynote speak for this year's Develop:Brighton conference.

The co-founder of Inkle and narrative director behind titles such as 80 Days, Heaven's Vault and Overboard will kick off one of the conference days with a session entitled 'Further Up and Further In: Making Richer Gameplay Narratives.'

In this session, he will present a manifesto for creative re-playable narratives, as well as offering other insight and advice into how to improve the writing and story of your game.

"The Develop conference is the beating heart of UK games, and I'm thrilled to have been invited to speak this year," said Jon. "I can't wait to share the strategies we have developed at Inkle across the last decade to aid others in creating narrative experiences that keep their integrity with every playthrough.

"I hope attendees will see that single player games don’t have to be designed to be disposable."

Ingold joins a speaker line-up that already includes developers from Unity, ZA/UM, Housemarque, Frontier Developments, Giants Software, Sumo Digital, TT Games, Roll7 and more.

Develop:Brighton 2023 returns to the usual venue of the Hilton Brighton Metropole from Tuesday, July 11 to Thursday, July 13.

Tickets are available now, with the discounted Super Early Bird rate ending this Thursday (April 6). readers can get an additional 10% off all passes by using the code QNDTYD is a media partner for Develop:Brighton 2023

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