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Storytelling in Games: An Introduction

This entry is part 1 of 7 in the series Storytelling in Games

This entry is part 1 of 7 in the series Storytelling in GamesNote: Storytelling in Dominions 3, part of this feature series, is available off-site. You can read it at Flash of Steel.   Ever since the first men and … Continue reading

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Storytelling in Games: “What’s it all about?” Or, the importance of gameplay mechanics

This entry is part 2 of 7 in the series Storytelling in Games

This entry is part 2 of 7 in the series Storytelling in GamesNote: Storytelling in Dominions 3, part of this feature series, is available off-site. You can read it at Flash of Steel.   “What’s the story all about?”   … Continue reading

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Storytelling in Star Control II: Playing space detective

This entry is part 3 of 7 in the series Storytelling in Games

This entry is part 3 of 7 in the series Storytelling in GamesNote: Storytelling in Dominions 3, part of this feature series, is available off-site. You can read it at Flash of Steel.     If you were a hero, … Continue reading

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An extraordinary life: storytelling in Fallout 3

This entry is part 4 of 7 in the series Storytelling in Games

This entry is part 4 of 7 in the series Storytelling in GamesNote: Storytelling in Dominions 3, part of this feature series, is available off-site. You can read it at Flash of Steel.     Warning: this post contains extensive … Continue reading

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The price of heroism: storytelling in X-Com

This entry is part 5 of 7 in the series Storytelling in Games

This entry is part 5 of 7 in the series Storytelling in GamesNote: Storytelling in Dominions 3, part of this feature series, is available off-site. You can read it at Flash of Steel.     Almost every game out there … Continue reading

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A history of heroes: storytelling in Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria

This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series Storytelling in Games

This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series Storytelling in GamesNote: Storytelling in Dominions 3, part of this feature series, is available off-site. You can read it at Flash of Steel.     (Note: this article contains moderate … Continue reading

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Love, Hate, and Stories: The Visual Novels of Christine Love

This entry is part 7 of 7 in the series Storytelling in Games

This entry is part 7 of 7 in the series Storytelling in GamesTo what heights – and depths – of emotion can we be moved by text in a game? This is the question posed by two of the best … Continue reading

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