July 18, 2010

FWD: » Six Ways to Tell Stories in Video Games

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Full article at Untold Entertainment.

Here are six of the most commonly used ways to tell stories in video games. If you’ve played any games with a narrative element, you’ve probably seen at least one of these. You can see how the story-telling in games have evolved over time, and while not listed here, the interactive methods of telling stories in games (eg. Uncharted 1 and 2, Heavy Rain, Half-Life 1 and 2…) have also provided additional tools for game developers to shape the experience of players.

Interactive story telling and story telling in an interactive medium. I sense continuous innovation in this area in video games. And yes please at least play the Heavy Rain demo on the PS3 if you haven’t done so. While the heavily scripted story might not be for everyone, it is a new way of combining gameplay with narratives, and it served the game very well.

Again the full article is at Untold » Six Ways to Tell Stories in Video Games.

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