Ages 13+

The Oeuvre of Hidetaka Miyazaki

Hemingway, Shakespeare, Hitchcock: the potential of a storytelling medium is measured by the medium’s most influential storytellers, who elevate authorship to auteurship. Hidetaka Miyazaki is living proof that video games are as compelling a storytelling medium as novels, plays, and films. In this panel, the video game analysts of With a Terrible Fate will explore not only the distinctive style and impact of the mind behind games like Dark Souls: we’ll also consider how Miyazaki’s craft has evolved over time, and how the story of his own artistic development can inform our understanding of games like Bloodborne, Sekiro, and Elden Ring. How is one man’s storytelling defining death, discovery, and the art of the story? Join us and find out!


Aaron Suduiko [Founder; Chief Video Game Analyst, With a Terrible Fate], Dan Hughes [Video Game Analyst, With a Terrible Fate]