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Nonlinear Storytelling in Games: Deconstructing the Varieties of Nonlinear Experiences

What is “the mark of the narrative”? In chapter 1 of her book, Marie-Laure Ryan, discusses the transmedial nature of narrative and gives a broad definition provided by H. Porter Abbott:  Narrative is the combination of story and discourse.  I believe the distinction of story and discourse is quite novel and under-appreciated in the area […]

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Geek Cred: Confirmed

Slashdot is “News for Nerds, Stuff That Matters”, and one of the most influential news sites in computing circles. Yesterday, appearing in an article titled “Games That Design Themselves” a certain “University of California” professor is named. Who could this shadowy persona be? With so many campuses to choose from, who could possibly be elevated […]

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