Ages 13+

Foreplay: Romance in Games THE INDIE EDITION

What’s it like to be in the business of making gamers fall in love with characters that aren’t real? With a growing diversity of gamers and game makers with more accessible tools, we have a broader spectrum of romances than ever in indie games. But hitting the right balance of writing, artwork, voice acting, and music is complicated. How do the pros do it? And what could the future hold? Come cuddle up as we turn down the lights and turn down the bed on modern, digital romance.


Miellyn Fitzwater Barrows [Creative Director/Writer, Gorgeous Robot], Liam Esler [Writer/Producer, Self], Stefan Gagne [Writer, Fiction Factory Games], Arden Ripley [Writer/Developer, Date or Die], Kamina Vincent [Producer, Mountains], Sean Baptiste [Community Manager, Adult Swim Games]