The way the unique elements of film and literature affect the narrative discourse has been studied extensively. For example, the way that lighting or framing affects the way viewers see a scene in a movie. Even the differences between television and film and the impact on the narrative discourse is well explored. Games on the […]Read more "Exploring Game Mechanics as Narrative Elements"
Some games have far outlasted their peers, from classics like Tetris and Pac-Man, to games that have spawned entire genres like Rogue. These games are much more “game like” than others, but makes these different from their competitors? These games each embrace the unique elements of games as a narrative mode. They all focus on […]Read more "Roguelikes: Better Games?"
The game FTL (Faster Than Light) developed by an indie studio by the name of Subset Games is an exploration of every nerd’s dream to be the captain of their own spaceship on a desperate suicide mission. The player is the last hope for the Federation, hopelessly outrunning a vast and relentless rebel fleet, making […]Read more "Faster Than Light"