The Sport Builders Convention organizers are completely happy to announce the 2022 winners of the annual Scholar Narrative Evaluation Competitors, who shall be bringing their unimaginable, insightful work to GDC 2022 in March.
Yearly, main sport design packages at universities all over the world combine the competitors into their educational curricula. Collaborating college students select a sport title and conduct an in depth and structured evaluation of its narrative components.
Papers are submitted to the Sport Narrative Summit advisory board for overview, and a choose quantity are given passes to GDC 2022 and invited to current poster classes of their work on the Sport Narrative Summit. Winners are welcome to ship their classes in individual at GDC in San Francisco, or just about.
This yr’s winners have explored every little thing from big-budget blockbusters to smaller, critically acclaimed indie titles—presenting complicated and detailed analyses that foreshadow the contributions they may seemingly make to the sector of sport narrative over the course of their careers.
We’re proud to announce that this yr’s winners are:
Rui Jiang, Sheridan (Little Nightmares II)
Sile Keenan, Sheridan (Psychonauts 2)
Iris Wei, Sheridan (We Know the Satan)
Ethan Micallef, Sheridan (Outer Worlds: Echoes of the Eye)
Abigail Sng, DigiPen Singapore (Deadly Twelve)
Mayzie Wilkinson, DigiPen (New Danganronpa V3: Killing Concord)
Levi Pinkert, USC (The Final of Us Half II)
Asad Ali, Sheridan (Inform Me Why)
Tyler Gorman, Quinnipiac (Little Nightmares)
Loh Chang Zhen, DigiPen (Hole Knight)
Natalie Lee, UT Austin (We Know the Satan)
Matthew Zhang, UT Austin (Chicory: A Colourful Story)
William Ernest Santos, SMU (Persona 5 Royal)
Gave St Onge, Sheridan (Deltarune)
Joseph Knezek, DigiPen (Kenshi)
Ethan Chaney, DigiPen (The World Ends With You)
Keion Rodriguez, DigiPen (Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales)
Sami Najed, DigiPen (The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Chilly Metal)
Xiaoyin Meng, CMU (Spiritfarer)
Ivy Angelina Casserly, USV (Undertale)
Platinum winners obtain an all-access go to GDC 2022, whereas Gold winners obtain an expo go. All winners can current a poster session highlighting their work on the present flooring, and people classes shall be accessible for public viewing after the present on GDC Vault.
GDC 2022 will happen from March 21 to 25 on the Moscone Conference Heart in San Francisco, California, with our digital occasion taking place March 21 to April 1.
Well being and security measures stay paramount and we’re dedicated to following metropolis and Moscone Heart tips to ship an distinctive expertise. Make sure you try our Q&A that addresses among the largest questions concerning well being, security, and worldwide journey for this yr’s in-person and digital occasion, and we invite you to bookmark our Well being & Security web page for the newest updates.
GDC returns in-person to San Francisco, March 21-25—registration is open! For extra data on GDC 2022, together with our digital choices, you’ll want to go to our web site and observe the #GDC22 hashtag on social media.
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