Tag: narrative

Narrative Structure and Creative Tension in Call of Cthulhu

2007-12-26

Kenneth Hite argues that the long-running, H.P. Lovecraft-inspired Call of Cthulhu franchise differs from traditional tabletop role-playing in its focus on suspense rather than character growth. Hite’s analysis suggests that in its origins and emphasis on narrative structure Cthulhu is a highly literary game.

The Flights of A821: dearchiving the proceedings of a birdsong

1997-12-30

Marta Werner uncages Emily Dickinson’s fragments.

Joseph McElroy's Cyborg Plus

2004-08-18

Salvatore Proietti straddles science and fiction to offer an interpretation of a McElroy Cyborg.

Form and Emotion

2004-10-20

Author Lucy Corin opposes the emotionalism of genre fiction to the deeply emotional formalism in the fiction of Harold Jaffe, Patricia Eakins, and Janet Kauffman.

How I Was Played by Online Caroline

2005-04-18

Jill Walker’s encounter with a participatory, and vaguely sinister, online narrative.

Ken Perlin's response

2004-11-06

Ken Perlin finds hypertext templates useful as they are used, not in tool form.

Narrative, Interactivity, Play, and Games

2004-07-07

Eric Zimmerman whips “four naughty concepts” into disciplinary shape.

Eric Zimmerman responds in turn

2004-01-11

A reply from game designer Eric Zimmerman that is receptive to multiple viewpoints, non-design or otherwise.

Brenda Laurel responds (excerpt)

2004-05-01

The importance of consequences plots Brenda Laurel’s response to Michael Mateas.

Gonzalo Frasca's response

2004-05-01

Secret agency is at issue in Frasca’s response, which denies the application of Aristotle to the open-ended interactivity of gaming.

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