Espen Aarseth is Associate Professor at the
Center of Computer Games Research, IT
University of Copenhagen
Author of Cyber...
Story
Game
Experience A
More story = less game?
Experience B
More game = less story?
Commonly held belief is that story an...
Kernels Key events. “Narrative moments where the
course of events is decided” (Seymour
Chatman – 1978)
Satellites Minor ev...
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Narrative theory of games

Work by Espen Aarseth as presented by Robert Pratten at the Interactive Narratives meetup
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
Published in: Art & Photos      Entertainment & Humor      Education      
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Transcripts - Narrative theory of games

  • 1. Espen Aarseth is Associate Professor at the Center of Computer Games Research, IT University of Copenhagen Author of Cybertext Author of numerous papers on games and narrative. Here’s the man himself: http://vimeo.com/7097715
  • 2. Story Game Experience A More story = less game? Experience B More game = less story? Commonly held belief is that story and game don’t mix very well… That the more story there is, so the less game there will be and vice versa.
  • 3. Kernels Key events. “Narrative moments where the course of events is decided” (Seymour Chatman – 1978) Satellites Minor events. “do not entail any choice, but serve to flesh out the consequences and details of the kernels” (Seymour Chatman – 1978)