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Papers, Please: A Narrative Review

This was submitted as part of the GDC Game Narrative Review Competition in 2014. Below you'll discover why Lucas Pope's ...
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Gravity

I would argue that Gravity is finely-crafted science fiction. You may disagree with that statement, but do consider that the ...
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Bastion Beat Sheet

Blake Snyder's Save the Cat!® is a screenwriting tool (beat sheet) loosely based on John Campbell's "the hero's journey." For ...
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Gaming Immersion: Identity and the Relationship Between the Player and the Character

The heroes are faced with a frightening foe, a gargantuan whale-like monster. The leader of the group holds a desperate ...
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This Is Not An ARG

Recently, I attended an IGDA-sponsored lecture given at Bungie Studios by Valve's Adam Foster on Alternative Reality Game Puzzle Design ...
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The Histories of Common Forms of Tiling Puzzles

This article was the main inspiration for my project Tetragrams. The Many Forms of Tiling Puzzles Tiling puzzles are a ...
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