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Sunday, April 18 • 22:00 - 22:50
What Puzzles in Games Do

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Puzzles in games, from text adventures to escape rooms to other styles of games, and how they work and what they do in terms of the player's experience.

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Valerie Valdes

Valerie Valdes’s short fiction and poetry have been featured in Uncanny Magazine, Time Travel Short Stories and Nightmare Magazine. Her debut novel Chilling Effect was shortlisted for the 2021 Arthur C. Clarke Award and was named one of Library Journal’s best SF/fantasy novels... Read More →

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Curtis Chen

Secretary, SFWA
Once a Silicon Valley software engineer, Curtis C. Chen (陳致宇) now writes stories and runs puzzle games near Portland, Oregon. He's the author of the Kangaroo series of funny science fiction spy thrillers and has written for the Realm originals Ninth Step Station, Machina, and... Read More →
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Ciaran Roberts

Attendee, Six to Start/Zombies, Run!
Ciaran is a producer, QA person, and zombie wrangler for the audio drama fitness app Zombies, Run!. She is heavily involved in fandom spaces, including several large community discords, twitch moderating, and being able to explain what to do when your thing suddenly has fanfiction... Read More →
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Andrew Plotkin

Zarfhome Software
Andrew Plotkin has been playing interactive fiction since there were home computers, and tried writing some shortly thereafter. He has continued doing this ever since, which adds up to a lot of years of notable games and IF tools. He now helps run an IF non-profit foundation and plays... Read More →

Sunday April 18, 2021 22:00 - 22:50 UTC