The idea that video games are an interesting kind of interactive story has been around for a while–at least since the first edition of Hamlet on the Holodeck by Janet Murray. It seems every couple of years, academics (and in this case, journalists) take out the idea and kick it around a little. That goes for me, too–we just talked about this in my Teaching Literature to Adolescents class. What follows, then, is a nice follow up to our class conversation. It’s a new video by Game Theory. Check it out. I love that one of the experts here talks about games as texts “not solely in the dialogue, not solely in the cut scenes, but in the entire EXPERIENCE and how you become involved emotionally.” And bonus points if you mention Zork in our next class meeting.
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