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February 29, 2016

Alternate Storytelling: Video Games

If you follow me on Twitter, you probably saw me retweet this excellent blog post from Chuck Wendig looking at the game Firewatch and how it tells a story, and what we can learn from its methods. I’ve seen a lot of mixed reviews on Firewatch, and I can see the truth in both sides. This got me thinking, though. I’ve talked about non-traditional storytelling before, and also that I love the methods of storytelling I’ve seen in video games. So how could I pass up the opportunity to talk about one of the video games I’ve played lately that I think has changed the way games tell stories completely?

Let’s talk UNDERTALE. (There may be spoilers below, but I’ll point them out before I say anything, in case you haven’t played the game yet. …And you should. Go play. Right now.)

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February 8, 2016

Non-Traditional Storytelling

I love stories.

Not just books (though I love them as well) but stories told in any fashion. Movies, TV shows, books, video games even. Any way that a story can be told, I’m a big fan–and I know that there’s many different ways to tell a story. I’m always on the lookout for new and interesting ways, and sometimes what I find surprises me.

However, none have quite lived up to what I found at Abel Township.

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