New date for Interactive, Multiplatform, Narrative Games Lab

20 October, 2014 by Press Release

The Platform X 2014: Interactive, Multiplatform & Narrative Games Development Lab will be held in Sydney on December 4.

As part of the 2014 Platform X Initiative, the Australian Writers’ Guild in partnership with Storycode: Sydney, will give five writers a one-day intensive story lab to develop their ideas into coherent, focused, effective pitch presentations and short documents to take forward for further development.


At the end of the lab, each participant will have a pitch, a succinct and compelling concept synopsis, a plan for next steps and developed ideas for concept art.

The AWG is looking for exciting and dramatically engaging storyworlds that have the potential to manifest across platforms old, new and interactive.

The lab will be run by experienced digital media practitioners:

• Mike Jones – a writer and creative producer working across screen, page and digital media.
• Ester Harding – a multiplatform producer with experience across film, broadcast, interactive and transmedia productions.
• Troy Bellchambers – a multiple award winning and AACTA nominated director, art director and creative lead across film, TV and Interactive projects.
• Alan Chen – a filmmaker and storyteller with a background in design and illustration and excels in creating and developing concepts visually.

The initiative is open nationally and interstate winners are encouraged to apply to their state funding body for travel funding.

Due to the date change for the lab,  the deadline for applications has been extended to Monday October 27

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts.