Friday, September 30, 2016

Twine - Fall 2016 for Digital Media 2

AFTER watching the first video below, go to http://twinery.org to get started.

(These videos are a complement to what we'll cover in class.)



Additional Useful Links:

Game Narrative Articles
http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/213337/Plot_is_overrated_Game_narrative_is_all_about_your_characters.php
http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/ThomasGrip/20140429/216467/4Layers_A_Narrative_Design_Approach.php
http://gamestudies.org/0701/articles/simons
https://www.jesperjuul.net/text/clash_between_game_and_narrative.html

Autobiography in Games
http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/282312/Autobiographical_Memoir_En_Code_finds_game_mechanics_in_daily_life.php
http://www.thankyouforplayingfilm.com/about/ (Documentary about That Dragon Cancer.)

Games for Change Grants
http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/266076/Games_For_Change_challenges_devs_to_pitch_games_about_diversity__debt.php

More Education Game Grants
http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/282402/US_govt_reups_interest_in_game_education_funding_with_583K_for_MassDiGI.php


About Narrative

Types of Essays
Narrative, Descriptive, Exposatory, Pursuasive

Forms, Genres, and Sub-genres (Read this list!) 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_writing_genres#Forms_versus_genre

What forms and genres are commonly found in AAA games?
(Keep in mind many forms include sub-genres.)
Fiction: Fanfiction, Fantasy,  Humour,  Mythopoeia,  Science Fiction, Suspense/Thriller, Western

What form and genres are commonly found in AAA games/emerging, or attached to another genre when employed? 
(Keep in mind many forms include sub genres.)
Fiction: Crime/detective, Fable, Fairy tale*, Folklore*, Legend*, Mystery, Mythology*, Picture book, Tall Tale
*Generally manifests as Mythopoeia, however.
Types of Games
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_video_game_genres

Text Games / Interactive Fiction
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interactive_fiction



The Big Question
What forms are not or only rarely found in games?  There's a LOT, you will choose one of these!




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