Aussie Indie games label Fellow Traveller has announced that LudoNarraCon is returning in 2020. An online, Digital Games Convention, LudoNarraCon is a celebration of narrative games, the developers of these games and the fans. Successful in its inaugural yeah, Fellow Traveller has promised that the event in 2020 will be even bigger.
First held in May 2019, LudoNarraCon saw more than 850,000 people tune in with enormous Steam wishlist increases for the games showcased.
Fellow Traveller has opened submissions for the 2020 event and is seeking proposals for panels and sessions in the main theatre stream.
To submit an exhibit or panel head to the link here.
Organized by Fellow Traveller, an independent games label focused on innovative narrative games, LudoNarraCon replicates many of the aspects and benefits of the consumer convention experience but through a digital format and hosted on the Steam platform. With no fee to exhibit, no travel involved and no booth production required, LudoNarraCon provides an extremely low-cost platform for narrative game developers to reach a large global audience, no matter where the developer is based.
In 2019, 23 games were exhibited over four days and included developers from Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Russia, Spain, Sweden, the UK and the US. Panels included topics like Romance, Procedural Storytelling and more.
One panellist in 2019 took part whilst on a bus, showing the flexibility of an online digital convention.
Chris Wright, Managing Director of Fellow Traveller said;
The first of its kind, LudoNarraCon was an experiment born out of a growing need to find better, smarter ways to promote the games on our label and to find new ways to pursue our mission of pushing games forward as a storytelling medium.
We’re incredibly grateful to Valve for supporting our crazy idea and for the developers and panelists that came on board. The results exceeded our wildest imagination and smashed all the targets we’d set out to beat.
We are excited to bring LudoNarraCon back bigger and better in 2020 and encourage anyone with a cool narrative game or something to say about narrative in games to register their interest to exhibit or speak.
LudoNarraCon will be held in April 2020.