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This Week in Video Game Blogging: Innovative Storytelling

by Critical Distance on 07/05/16 11:23:00 am   Featured Blogs

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This week, our partnership with games blogging curation site Critical Distance brings us picks from their Senior Curator Zoya Street on how you can dust off the dried-out tropes and fascinate your players with new narrative experiences.

A major theme in games blogging this week is inventive narrative strategies, with some people finding new ways to tell stories with interactive media; and others critiquing the tropes and structures of old.

"What I take away from wrestling’s occasionally astounding incohesion is that it doesn’t really matter. As a creative artist, I can take a hard turn and my audience will follow along if they’re on board with what I’m doing. The player and the viewer come to be entertained, and it’s always better to surprise them than to bore them. If they poke holes in the construction or logic of a scene later, at least I’ll know it comes from a place of passion instead of disdain."

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