Storytelling in Video Games

Beginning with the structural features of design and play, this book explores video games as both compelling examples of story-telling and important cultural artifacts.

Storytelling in Video Games

Storytelling in Video Games

Beginning with the structural features of design and play, this book explores video games as both compelling examples of story-telling and important cultural artifacts. The author analyzes fundamentals like immersion, world building and player agency and their role in crafting narratives in the Mass Effect series, BioShock, The Last of Us, Fallout 4 and many more. The text-focused "visual novel" genre is discussed as a form of interactive fiction.

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Storytelling for Interactive Digital Media and Video Games
Language: en
Pages: 280
Authors: Nicholas B. Zeman
Categories: Computers
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-04-07 - Publisher: CRC Press

The evolution of story-telling is as old as the human race; from the beginning, when our ancestors first gathered around a campfire to share wondrous tales through oral traditions, to today, with information and stories being shared through waves and filling screens with words and images. Stories have always surrounded
Storytelling in Video Games
Language: en
Pages: 235
Authors: Amy M. Green
Categories: Games & Activities
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-11-28 - Publisher: McFarland

Beginning with the structural features of design and play, this book explores video games as both compelling examples of story-telling and important cultural artifacts. The author analyzes fundamentals like immersion, world building and player agency and their role in crafting narratives in the Mass Effect series, BioShock, The Last of
Video Game Storytelling
Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: Evan Skolnick
Categories: Games & Activities
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-12-02 - Publisher: Watson-Guptill

UNLOCK YOUR GAME'S NARRATIVE POTENTIAL! With increasingly sophisticated video games being consumed by an enthusiastic and expanding audience, the pressure is on game developers like never before to deliver exciting stories and engaging characters. With Video Game Storytelling, game writer and producer Evan Skolnick provides a comprehensive yet easy-to-follow guide
Interactive Storytelling for Video Games
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Josiah Lebowitz, Chris Klug
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-09-10 - Publisher: Taylor & Francis

What really makes a video game story interactive? What's the best way to create an interactive story? How much control should players be given? Do they really want that control in the first place? Do they even know what they want-or are their stated desires at odds with the unconscious
Video Games and Storytelling
Language: en
Pages: 239
Authors: Souvik Mukherjee
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-09-15 - Publisher: Springer

The potential of video games as storytelling media and the deep involvement that players feel when they are part of the story needs to be analysed vis-à-vis other narrative media. This book underscores the importance of video games as narratives and offers a framework for analysing the many-ended stories that

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