In this 2020 GDC Virtual Talk, Alexander Swords presents The Forest Paths method: a workflow for game developers to develop their game narrative in tandem with their design components.
Swords' talk, which comes alongside a book he's released on the topic, helps developers create a narrative design strategy that can align everything from theme to narrative to game design.
It's a helpful talk, one you can watch for free on the GDC YouTube channel.
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