Improving the narrative appeal of story-driven videogames
Can videogames be compared to cinema or prose in terms of their ability to tell a story? Narrative has always played a part in the creation of videogames, from the simplest arcade shooter to the most complex RPG, but do the stories have the power to engage, compel, or move the user? Although many would refute that narrative can even exist in interactive media, the author of this paper asks if videogame narratives can be as emotionally gripping and thought provoking as films or novels, and as a result whether they can appeal to a wider audience.
Sloan, R.J.S. 2005. Improving the narrative appeal of story-driven videogames. In: J. Terkeurst and I. Paterson, eds. Women in Games Conference Proceedings 2005, Dundee, UK, 8-10 August 2005. Dundee: Abertay University
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