Tribeca Enterprises is most closely associated with the annual Tribeca Film Festival in New York, but the company is expanding beyond films and into the medium of video games with their new Tribeca Games initiative program. The new initiative will make its debut on November 13, launching with 'Tribeca Games Presents The Craft And Creative Of League Of Legends' and aims to showcase innovation and storytelling in gaming.
The day-long event will showcase the creative process behind one of the world's most popular games, League of Legends, and will feature a series of five panels with Riot Games' designers, artists, producers, and musicians. The panels will revolve around game design, champion development, a real-time art demonstration, a performance and talk on its music, and a look at how Riot documents player stories through film. After each panel, attendees will then be able to connect with the featured pannelists in the event's lounge area.
“We are thrilled to welcome the creative talent behind League of Legends, a game that’s captured the imagination of a massive and highly-engaged community,” said Jane Rosenthal, CEO of Tribeca. “The ongoing evolution of League of Legends lends itself to unique storytelling opportunities in and around the game. Tribeca has always embraced storytellers no matter what technology or platform we use to tell the story.”
The five panels include:
CHAMPION DESIGN: GANGPLANK
Designing a champion is a multifaceted endeavor that requires a wide variety of disciplines. Riot developers will talk about champion development from concept to launch, touching on gameplay, art, story and sound. Using the evolution of the character Gangplank as a case study, Rioters will discuss the creative collaboration behind bringing a champion to life.
ART DEMONSTRATION BY LEAGUE OF LEGENDS ARTISTS
The League of Legends art team aspires to portray powerful champions, each with a unique design. The visual identity of these characters is an amalgamation of various content, including splash art, in-game 3D models, and visual effects. In this art demo, Riot Games artists will demonstrate their craft in real time and discuss the decisions behind their work.
GAME DESIGN: EVERY GAME IS AN EPIC QUEST
At their core, every game is a collection of obstacles for players to overcome, decisions they need to make, and rewards for achieving goals. Riot Games designers will focus on why these core factors are critical in the game design process, using examples from various games including League of Legends.
SHARING PLAYER STORIES THROUGH FILM
League of Legends players are a global community from all walks of life that share a common passion. Riot’s filmmaking team endeavors to build emotional connections within this large community--one that can sometimes feel vast and intangible--by highlighting player stories and raising awareness of the human bonds shared by players. In this talk, Riot’s producers and creative collaborators will discuss their approach to telling authentic stories that celebrate unique player experiences.
LIVE PERFORMANCE: THE MUSIC OF LEAGUE OF LEGENDS
With an ever evolving landscape of champions, environments, and events within League of Legends, the Riot music team has the challenge of creating a diverse palette of original music. Riot composers will discuss the methods and philosophies of writing in a variety of musical genres. Accompanied by guest musicians, they will perform selections from the soundscape of League of Legends.
Tickets are now available for purchase at Tribeca's official website for $150. As stated earlier, the event will take place on November 13, 2015 at Spring Studios, New York City.