Red Dead Redemption: a cowboy rides off into the sunset.

Ending vs. Resolution

September 5, 2011 / 0 comments

According to a recent CNN story by Blake Snow, only 10% of players finish the games they start. This being an article from a major news source, there was no information on the origin or accuracy of this statistic beyond a couple of guys saying, “Yeah, that’s what I’ve heard, something like that.” Nonetheless, it provided a…

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A screenshot from Persona 3. Dialogue text reads: Keep in mind the meaning of each card and the direction it faces, and use your inspiration to create a story.

Game Stories and Fortunetelling

August 9, 2011 / 0 comments

One of the reasons it’s hard to tell stories in videogames is that there are so many variables flying around. You want to give the player a sense of freedom in the story space; but the more freedom they have, the more changes to the world you have to track. Is so-and-so dead or alive?…

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