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Storyplaying : agency and narrative in video games

Author: Sebastian Domsch
Publisher: Boston : De Gruyter, [2013]
Series: Narrating futures, 4
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Incontestably, Future Narratives are most conspicuous in video games: they combine narrative with the major element of all games: agency. The persons who perceive these narratives are not simply readers or spectators but active agents with a range of choices at their disposal that will influence the very narrative they are experiencing: they are players. The narratives thus created are realizations of the multiple  Read more...
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Domsch, Sebastian.
Storyplaying.
Boston : De Gruyter, [2013]
(DLC) 2013033998
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sebastian Domsch
ISBN: 9783110272451 3110272458
OCLC Number: 881081735
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 190 pages .).
Contents: 1 Introduction: What is Storyplaying?; 1.1 Preliminaries: Medial Forms; 1.2 Preliminaries: Exclusions; 2 Video Games and Narrative; 2.1 Gameplay and Narrative; 2.1.1 Gameplay and Game Mechanics: The Rules of the Game; 2.1.2 Semanticization and Fictionalization: Towards Gameworlds; 2.2 Narrative Forms; 2.2.1 Passive Forms; 2.2.1.1 Exposition; 2.2.1.2 Cut scenes; 2.2.1.3 Loading Screen; 2.2.2 Actively Nodal Forms; 2.2.2.1 Player Actions; 2.2.2.2 Quick Time Event; 2.2.2.3 Dialogue tree; 2.2.2.4 Event trigger; 2.2.3 Dynamic Forms; 2.2.3.1 Non-player Character. 2.2.3.2 Timed Events/Intradiegetic Clock2.2.4 Digression: Architecture and Protocols; 3 Non-Unilinear Gameplay in Video Games; 3.1 Levels of Observation; 3.2 Non-Unilinear Existents; 3.3 Non-Unilinear Objectives; 4 Non-Unilinear Narrative in Video Games; 4.1 Non-Unilinearity in Quest-Based Narrative; 4.2 Non-Unilinear Narrative Outside of Quests; 4.2.1 Character; 4.2.2 Spatial Narrative; 5 Choice and Narrative in Video Games; 5.1 The Anatomy of a Player Choice; 5.2 Choice and Meaning; 5.3 Choice, Information, and Narration in Video Games; 5.4 Choice and Consequence in Video Games. 6 Narrative's Contrast Agent: Moral Choices6.1 Valorisation Rules; 6.2 Valorising Morality; 6.3 Ethics and Rules; 7 The Future of Storyplaying; 7.1 Media-Economic Aspects; 7.2 Media-Technological Aspects; 7.3 Artistic Potential of the Medium; Works Cited; Index.
Series Title: Narrating futures, 4
Responsibility: by Sebastian Domsch.

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Incontestably, Future Narratives are most conspicuous in video games: they combine narrative with the major element of all games: agency. This title discusses the complex relationship of narrative  Read more...
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