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How games tell stories, part 3: did you say something?

This is part 3 of an ongoing series on the techniques that game designers employ to tell stories in video games. If you haven’t read part 1 or part 2, do that first. I. Exposition (continued) Aural exposition I sometimes… Continue Reading →

How games tell stories, part 2: cinematic exposition in Final Fantasy and Metal Gear

This is part 2 of an ongoing series on the techniques that game designers employ to tell stories in video games. If you haven’t read part 1, I’d suggest doing so for some background and context, because I’m diving right… Continue Reading →

How games tell stories, part 1

This is part 1 of an ongoing series on the techniques that game designers employ to tell stories in video games. Part 2 is already available, and more are coming. People like me—which is to say, people who spend too… Continue Reading →

Dante’s Inferno, the Epic Poem of the Game

Visceral Games, developers of Dante’s Inferno: The Video Game and Travesty, have released as a marketing tie-in a version of the actual poem. The book is translated by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and accompanied by sixteen pages of “stunning art,” which… Continue Reading →

Teaching comparative literature with Bioshock, part 2

This is part 2 of my thoughts about how BioShock could be taught as a text in a college-level comparative literature course (although on reflection, I think it could really work in a general English course as well). Part 1… Continue Reading →

Teaching comparative literature with Bioshock, part 1

This is part 1 of my thoughts about how BioShock could be taught as a text in a college-level comparative literature course (although on reflection, I think it could really work in a general English course as well). Part 2… Continue Reading →

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