There’s no denying that the videogame medium provides an extraordinary range of possibilities for storytelling, broader than what film, television and literature can offer. To that end, Brighton-based indie developer RedBedlam are having author Christopher Brookmyre, whose novel Bedlam was developed in conjunction with the studio’s game of the same name, to give a lecture at the upcoming Game Connection Europe 2014.
Brookmyre’s established writing career includes Quite Ugly One Morning, Boiling a Frog and the charmingly titled All Fun And Games until Someone Loses an Eye. Bedlam, one of his more recent works, was written in 2013 alongside the development of the videogame version.
His lecture, titled “From Novel to Game and Back Again” will be given on Wednesday, October 29 at 3.30 pm and will touch on the rather unconventional manner in which Bedlam was conceived concurrently as a novel and a game, so anyone with an interest in the relationship between storytelling and gaming will probably find it worth listening to.
Regarding his upcoming presentation, Brookmyre said:
I’m really excited to be letting listeners in on the story of such an unusual creative project. Literature and videogames ought to complement each other, and it is surprising that this kind of collaboration is not more commonplace, so I look forward to discussing this with other distinguished professionals at Game Connection Europe.
Additionally, RedBedlam’s Marketing Director, Nick Witcher will host a 20 minute audience Q&A following the lecture.
In case you were wondering just what exactly Bedlam is, it would serve you well to read our previous coverage of this intriguing indie title. The game is currently available as an Early Access title on Steam and has so far garnered a warm reception from those who have tried it.
A convention catering to developers, publishers and other members of the industry eager to network with one another, Game Connection Europe 2014 will be held from October 29 to November 1 at the Paris Expo at Porte de Versailles.