Week Seven

Let's play some stories! Wait . . . how do we *play* a story?

 

Here are the steps (scroll down for the deets)
#1. Read chapter six and seven from Bryan Alexander’s book to get a good sense of game-based stories.
#2. Take quiz (Blackboard) over chapters six and seven
#3. Read about visual novels (below)
#4. Download and play/read [Text] A Summer Story (approx 15 minutes)
#5. Microblog about gameplay and storytelling in [Text] A Summer Story
#6. Respond to two of your fellow creators’ blogs


#1. Read chapter six and seven from Bryan Alexander’s book to get a good sense of game-based stories.

Farmville

Fallout


#2. Take quiz (Blackboard) over chapters six and seven

Quiz Racoon


#3. Read article about ten good visual novels: http://longriverreview.com/blog/2014/top-ten-free-visual-novels-huh-what/

Screenshot from Katawa Shoujo

And look around The Visual Novel Database – https://vndb.org/
(adult content can be removed from searches)

Visual Novel Database


#4. Download and play/read [Text] A Summer Story (approx 15 minutes)

text a summer story


#5. Microblog about gameplay and storytelling in [Text] A Summer Story

Here are some questions that might help you start your microblog:
Is [Text] A Summer Story a game, a story, or both?
Does the gameplay enhance the storytelling?
What literary elements make the story entertaining?
What might Bryan Alexander make of this visual novel?


#6. Comment on your peers’ blogs

keep conversation going

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