Tag: metatextual

Error, Interface, and the Myth of Immersion


Jason Rhody argues that Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time attains the status of a game fiction by leveraging “narrative tragedy” to enhance “ludic complexity” - creating a game in which narrative and play, far from being opposed, as in most assessments, enhance one another.

The Sands of Time: Crafting a Video Game Story


Jordan Mechner explains how the team developing of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time incorporated a number of cinematic techniques such as flashback and voice over (which do not usually figure into video games) while also working within the practical restrictions of a commercial production schedule.