5 Questions: Margaret Robertson
This article is from 2009.
Margaret Robertson is a former editor of Edge Magazine. She will be talking about the future of storytelling videogames at Edinburgh Interactive on Thu 13 & Fri 14 Aug
5 people to watch out for in the UK gaming industry: Rob Yescombe, creative director, Crytek UK: unconventional, unpredictable, unstoppable. Christian Donlan, an astute, eloquent writer. The smart, savvy Sean Murray, co-founder of Hello Games. Dan Marshall, independent game maker: a one-man band of gaming brilliance. Mark Sorrell, head of design at Fremantle Media: taking games to places they’ve never been
4 reasons why people should come: To find out why Channel 4 staged the death of a fictional scientist; to meet Ian ‘Fighting Fantasy’ Livingstone, founder of Games Workshop; to get some key data about how games are changing the world; and to find out why games consoles are doomed from Runescape’s Simon Seefeldt.
3 great things about Edinburgh Interactive: For me a chance to come home to Edinburgh, the best city in the world to grow up in. For the industry: be somewhere with some history and culture - not a conference centre in LA. For everyone else: come and find out how games are bigger, smarter and more varied than you may have realised.
2 storytelling games everyone should play: The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask (available for download on Wii) has a confusing, looping structure, but the stories within it unfold beautifully. Storyteller (www.ludomancy.com) shows how games can tell stories purely through play.
1 of the best games of all time: Prince Of Persia: The Sands of Time is a modern classic. It’s an old-fashioned fairy tale brought to life in a way no other medium could.