Indie writer Fellow Traveller is bringing again its digital conference for celebrating narrative video games this yr. LudoNarraCon 2022 will run from Might 5–9 and have 42 exhibiting video games internet hosting livestreams on their Steam pages. There will likely be 33 recreation demos out there, in addition to greater than 100 hours of video, and 12 stay panels.
Video games being featured with demos you possibly can strive embody playing scoundrel simulator Card Shark, café chat-em-up sequel Espresso Discuss Episode 2: Hibiscus & Butterfly, grim ice-ship survival story The Pale Past, and cosy village herbs-and-harvest grower Witchy Life Story.
One of many exhibiting video games, dicey cyberpunk RPG Citizen Sleeper, will likely be launched in full on day one among LudoNarraCon. That is the sport the place you play a rogue AI working the gig economic system on an area station, which Rachel Watts loved when she previewed Citizen Sleeper back in October, calling its writing “extremely vivid”.
A few highlights from the scheduled panels: one on Innovating the Detective Style in Narrative Video games with Lucas Pope (Return of the Obra Dinn), Mark Brown (Recreation Maker’s Toolkit on YouTube), Tim Sheinman (Household, Rivals), and Victor Breum (numerous real-life thriller hunts), in addition to a panel on The Artwork of the Twist, with Sam Barlow (Her Story, Telling Lies), Tanya X. Quick (Boyfriend Dungeon), Sarah Northway (I Was A Teenage Exocolonist), and Greg Lobanov (Chicory).
If earlier LudaNarraCons are something to go by, we will count on a Steam sale on narrative-rich indie video games to run concurrently with the occasion. See the LudoNarraCon website for extra info on the panels and exhibitors.