Narrascope 2022 - Call for proposals

Hello folks! We recently made the announcement that Narrascope is returning in 2022! It will be an online-only event once again; the main conference will happen July 30 and 31, with some events (e.g. tutorial sessions, etc) happening on the 29th. We’re currently working on figuring out the specifics on the organizational side and maybe looking at introducing some new, fun stuf! Watch this space for updates :slight_smile:

In the meantime, we are two weeks away from the deadline for our Call for Proposals! If you’d like to give a talk, be it a short one or a long one, or host a panel, please fill our form with a few details about the topic you have in mind. We’re aiming at having a diverse and wide set of talks so don’t self-censor !

Feel free to ask if you have any questions! Thank you :slight_smile:


If you’re like me and never heard of this Narrascope, here’s what it is (without having to click through):

In 2019, in the United States, some people got together at a university to “support interactive narrative, adventure games, and interactive fiction by bringing together writers, developers, and players.”

After that one get-together in 2019, it’s been a Zoom-only deal.


Yeah, I haven’t attended either but I have checked out some of the panels and other info later and it’s generally been pretty interesting. The one additional bit of perhaps-helpful context is that it’s put on by the Interactive Fiction Technology Foundation, which is the nonprofit that runs IF Comp, IFDB, the IF Wiki, and these boards (I think they also support Twine somehow but I confess I’m not really sure of what that means). So it’s more likely to be aligned with the stuff folks here are engaged in than other events about digital and interactive narratives.


Thank you both! Sorry about that; you spend so much time organizing it you forget that the conference is still young and people might not be aware of it! Woops :smiley:

Yes, Narrascope has talks, education sessions, tutorials, etc. And we even organized a game jam! The model is very much one of an academic conference rather than an event based on promotion of games. The talks are about a wide variety of subjects; in 2020 we had talks on “Adventure”, on storylet-based choice games, Kentucky Route Zero, TTRPGs, improv… The 2020 edition has the talks on youtube, and here was the game jam.


I definitely need help coping with narrative!