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I am a Computer Game Science major based in California, who is interested in narrative writing for games and game journalism. I am passionate about writing on indie titles and developers, and taking new perspectives on classic titles.

 

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Posted by Randen Banuelos on Wed, 22 Jan 2020 10:52:00 EST in Design, Production, Console/PC, Social/Online
Almost 24 years from its first entries, the Pokémon game series have undergone dozens of changes to appeal to a new player base. From graphics to the range of Pokémon available, this article investigates the differences between Red/Blue and Sword/Shield


Posted by Randen Banuelos on Tue, 14 Jan 2020 11:11:00 EST in Design, Console/PC, Indie, Social/Online
This post looks into five unique games to explore how they tell their stories, from the player playing through a heavily cinematic plot through pure environmental storytelling, while also looking at how each method excels in certain aspects of narrative.


Posted by Randen Banuelos on Tue, 14 Jan 2020 11:07:00 EST in Design, Console/PC, Indie
Realism in games, here, means to forego the elements of science fiction and other fantasy elements and instead embrace a captivating atmosphere of human drama and emotion to mirror real life. This article uses the game Firewatch to explore this theme.