Dr Jackie Mulligan

Dr Jackie Mulligan

Game Republic

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Dr Jackie Mulligan is co-Director of Game Republic - the largest and longest established games industry network in the North of England. Prior to working at Game Republic, Jackie ran her own tech platform supporting networks of small independent businesses and local communities. She appeared talking all things community and small business at live events and on BBC The One Show, BBC Morning Live, ITV The Tonight Show, BBC Look North, ITV Calendar, ITV Border, BBC Radio 5, BBC Radio 4 and Anglian News, Closer magazine, The Guardian, The Mail, The Guardian and Observer, The Express, The FT, The Telegraph and the i Newspaper. As an academic, Jackie undertook extensive research on events, creativity and innovation internationally and has spoken at conferences in the UK, Europe and the US on organisational culture, creativity and future trends. She has also worked in the Caribbean in tourism and heritage and for the national lottery on funded projects across the UK.

Dr Jackie Mulligan is speaking at the following session/s

Tips and Insights on Narrative Design from Leading Writers

Award-winning writers Rhianna Pratchett, Charles Cecil (Revolution, Broken Sword), Paul Cornell (Doctor Who, Marvel) and Judi Alston (Dreaming Methods) share their experiences, insights, learnings and tips for creating high quality narrative games with Dr Jackie Mulligan (Game Republic). The panelists will explore how to make narrative games on a budget, techniques to explore character, using new technology like AI and VR to enhance storytelling in games and trends in narrative design in particular stories being interpreted across multiple media. The session will also include a Q&A.

Session Takeaway

  • Ways to create story-based games on a budget
  • Techniques to develop characters in games
  • Opportunities and challenges of taking stories into different media

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