Subject Futures Visit by Jon Ingold

Jon Ingold, joint creative director of the award winning app company Inkle, visited the University for Subject Futures Week on Tuesday. Jon, who is responsible for the Times Video Game of 2014, 80 Days, spoke on the subject of interactive fiction to a diverse group of students and staff.

photoIn a fascinating 1 hour session, Jon covered a host of pertinent topics including the opportunities for creative writers in this emerging field, choice and branching narratives, the issues that surround adapting a beloved text into an interactive form, and the links between Inkle’s work and that of other participatory fields such as improvisational theatre. We hope to bring Jon back in sometime in the future to speak more on the intersections between literature and apps.