TELLING A STORY THAT’S NOT YOURS
March 25 2021
17:00 - 18:00, online event
The world is full of interesting and important stories to tell, and The Pixel Hunt, the studio founded by Florent Maurin, firmly believes that video games can be an effective medium to tell them. But this comes with several challenges. One of the biggest ones is: how do you properly and respectfully tell a story that is not yours? Taking the example of The Pixel Hunt’s acclaimed Bury me, my Love, a video game about a young Syrian woman trying to reach Europe in search of a better life, Florent will try to explain the rules set by the designers and abode by in order to be a voice in service of the people who are directly concerned with international forced migrations.
Florent Maurin graduated from Lille's journalism school in 2002. He then worked for Bayard Presse for ten years, first as a reporter then as editorial manager for Bayam, the group’ online offer for kids. In parallel, he created The Pixel Hunt,a video games studio with a focus on rich interactive news items and reality-inspired games. He now develops it full time. The Pixel Hunt works for clients such as Lemonde.fr (France's first news website), Radio France (national public radio), France Télévisions (national public TV). And in 2017, the company launched its first independent game, the critically acclaimed Bury me, my Love. Florent also gives courses on interactive design, game design and non-linear storytelling.
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