Experiential Narrative in Game Environments

Gordon Calleja
2009 Conference of the Digital Games Research Association  
This paper explores the contentious notion of experiential narrative and proposes the first step in a narrative framework for game environment. It argues for a shift in emphasis from story-telling, the dominant mode of narrative in literature and cinema, to story generation. To this effect the paper forwards a perspective on experiential narrative that is grounded in the specific qualities of the game. This avoids the over-generalization that tends to accompany discussions of experiential
more » ... ive while retaining the cognitive dimension in play.
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