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Video Game Storytelling

Digital HumanitiesFairy TalesScience FictionVideo Games
Precepted by Dominic Nardi.
Video games are an exciting new medium for storytelling because they give players agency within the story world. In this class, we’ll look at recent examples of games that use interactivity to tell stories not possible in any other medium. We’ll see how games encourage players to identify with characters’ emotions through gameplay; incorporate world-building into the setting; and handle the branching pathways of player choice. The games we’ll play are relatively short and are accessible to students who have never played video games before.

Required Texts

Students will need access to the following games:
• Inside
• Brothers
• Portal
• What Remains of Edith Finch
• Detroit: Become Human

These games are quite accessible, they are available on most gaming platforms and can be played on modern computers.

Iterations

None (yet!)

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