Indie games label Fellow Traveller has announced the full lineup for LUDONARRACON 2020, the global digital festival held on Steam celebrating narrative video games. LudoNarraCon 2020 will run from April 24-27 2020 and is available for free to everyone via Steam.

Despite the current COVID-19 pandemic, Fellow Traveller will be able to offer a unique opportunity for indie developers to have their moment to shine. Following the cancellation of GDC and other gaming conventions, Fellow Traveller reopened applications for the event, doubling the size to over 40 exhibiting games. Along with the exhibitor lineup, the initial list of panels has been revealed, with more panels to be confirmed before the event begins.

LudoNarraCon replicates many of the aspects of conventions like PAX or Eurogamer Expo but through a digital format and hosted on the Steam platform. Developers exhibit by streaming behind the scenes content to their Steam store pages, a series of panel discussions will be streamed on the central “theater” stream, and more than 50 narrative games will be on sale. It’s free to attend AND to exhibit.

EXHIBITORS:

  • An Airport for Aliens Currently Run by Dogs – Strange Scaffold
  • Backbone – Eggnut / Raw Fury
  • Beholder 2 – Alawar
  • Best Friend Forever – Starcolt
  • Beyond the Veil – Sun’s Shadow Studios
  • Coda – GoodbyeWorld Games
  • Coffee Talk – Toge Productions
  • Curious Expeditions 2 – Maschinen-Mensch
  • Do Not Feed the Monkeys – Alawar
  • Frog Detective 2 – Grace Bruxner, Thomas Bowker
  • Garden Story – Picogram / Rose City Games
  • Lost Words: Beyond the Page – Sketchbook Games
  • N1RV Ann-A – Yrsbd / Sukeban Games
  • Nowhere Prophet – Sharkbomb Studios / No More Robots
  • Over the Alps – Stace Studios
  • Ring of Fire – Far Few Giants
  • Roki – Polygon Treehouse
  • Still There – Iceberg Interactive
  • Sunless Skies – Failbetter Games
  • The Flower Collectors – Mipumi Games
  • Wide Ocean Big Jacket – Turnfellow

GAMES:

  • Boyfriend Dungeon – Kitfox Games
  • Chinatown Detective Agency – General Interactive Co.
  • Eliza – Zachtronics
  • Genesis Noir – Feral Cat Den / Fellow Traveller
  • Heaven’s Vault – inkle
  • Hypnospace Outlaw – Tendershoot / No More Robots
  • In Other Waters – Jump Over The Age / Fellow Traveller
  • Mutazione – Die Gute Fabrik / Akapura Games
  • Neo Cab – Chance Agency / Fellow Traveller
  • Not Tonight – Panic Barn / No More Robots
  • Paradise Killer – Kaizen Game Works / Fellow Traveller
  • She Dreams Elsewhere – Studio Zevere
  • Solace State – Vivid Foundry
  • Sometimes Always Monsters – Vagabond Dog / Devolver
  • Suzerain – Torpor Games / Fellow Traveller
  • Tangle Tower – SFB Games
  • Telling Lies – Drowning a Mermaid Productions / Annapurna Interactive
  • The Church in the Darkness – Paranoid Productions / Fellow Traveller
  • Wayward Strand – Ghost Pattern
  • Welcome to Elk – Triple Topping
  • Yes, Your Grace – Brave At Night / No More Robots

PANELS:

  • Creating Emotional Touchstones in Emergent Narratives
    Matthew Farber, Sande Chen, Kimberly Unger, Juliana Loh
  • Cultural Dissonance: Avoiding Bugs in Cultural Understanding
    Mohammad Fahmi, Oli Clarke Smith, Fernando Damas 
  • Emergent Narrative VS Traditional Narrative
    Panelists: Daniele Giardini, Glen Pawley, Pietro Polsinelli 
  • Evolution of Game Narrative
    Panelists: Brenda Romero, Steve Meretzky, Brian Moriarty, Clara Fernandez-Vara, Richard Rouse III
  • Holistic Storytelling
    Panelists: Alex Kanaris-Sotiriou, Thomas Jones
  • Let’s Do The Time Warp Again: How To Keep The Narrative Interesting In A Game Built On Repetition
    Panelists: Nick Pearce, Luis Antonio, Katie Chironis 
  • Localization and Writing: Evolving the Worlds
    Panelists: Vladimir Konoplitsky, Natalia Nesterova, Anthony Jauneaud, Fabio “”Kenobit”” Bortolotti
  • Narrative Design: The Secret Sauce of Game Storytelling
    Panelists: Jim Rossignol, Chella Ramanan, Tori Schafer, Sarah Longthorne, Antony de Fault 
  • On Essay Games: The Diary, The Documentary, and The Satire
    Panelists: David Cribb, Nathalie Lawhead, and Angela Washko. Moderated by Nicholas O’Brien.
  • Personal Storytelling in Games
    Panelists: Tanya Kan, Miriam Verburg, Gabby DaRienzo, Paloma Dawkins 

Those interested in attending can sign up for updates at the LudoNarraCon website.