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Mar 12 2014

NC Literary Festival Author Spotlight: Davey Wreden

Davey WredenWith the North Carolina Literary Festival only three weeks away, it’s time to start thinking about who you’ll want to hear. We thought we’d help by providing some author spotlights as we lead up to April 3 and the beginning of the Festival.

Meet Davey Wreden, developer of the critically acclaimed video game The Stanley Parable.

First released in 2011 and remastered into a longer version in 2013, The Stanley Parable is a video game that hinges on the player’s choices. Instead of combat or traditional action sequences, the player explores a building while being advised by a narrator. As the player progresses through the game, he or she can decide to follow the narrator’s advice or deviate from the suggested path. Each choice opens new avenues of gameplay and possible endings, capitalizing on the power of nonlinear story lines and the power of choice.

Video game developer, filmmaker, and founder of the website Galactic Cafe, Wreden is one of the many speakers at the North Carolina Literary Festival who is setting directions for the future of reading.

To learn more about the authors and programs of the NC Literary Festival, check out the Festival website.