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Storytelling in Video Games : The Art of the Digital Narrative, Paperback / softback Book

Storytelling in Video Games : The Art of the Digital Narrative Paperback / softback

Part of the Studies in Gaming series


This book explores video games as important cultural artifacts and as sources of powerful, compelling storytelling.

It begins by considering the fundamental structures of video games-including immersion and player agency-and deepens the exploration of such elements by considering how each plays a role in storytelling.

The book moves from the theoretical to the practical by considering numerous modern games and the stories they tell through careful, considered analysis of each title's story.

Games considered at length include the Mass Effect series, BioShock, The Last of Us and many more.

The book also explores genres like the visual novel, which are less frequently considered in video game study.

What emerges from this book, which appeals to academics, game enthusiasts, and the general public, is the importance of considering video games as serious and important sources of storytelling exploring complex thematic subjects like identity, morality, and the impact of player choice.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 235 pages
  • Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Popular culture
  • ISBN: 9781476668765



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