GAME APPEALS: Narrative +
Characters
Can in use media theory to explain
how narrative and character design
effect video ga...
Why make an
interesting
character anyway?
Avatars
Vladimir Propp’s Character Types
NARRATIVE:
• Todorov ?
Plot lines ?
Christopher Booker: The 7 Basic Plots (2005)
1. Overcoming the monster Defeating some force which
threatens
2. The quest I...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTtz
3osLyjA&feature=player_embedded
• https://www.youtube.com/wat
ch?v=nTtz3osLyjA&featur...
What can you do to create an
intelligent game that uses narratology
and intriguing characters ?
DEVICE 6
What does this mean ?
Video Game Narrative and Character
Appeals
Essay question: (500 words!)
Narrative and characters
Narrative and characters
Narrative and characters
Narrative and characters
Narrative and characters
Narrative and characters
Narrative and characters
Narrative and characters
Narrative and characters
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Narrative and characters

  1. 1. GAME APPEALS: Narrative + Characters Can in use media theory to explain how narrative and character design effect video game success? Who are your favourite video game characters and why do they appeal to you ? Do they have anything in common ?
  2. 2. Why make an interesting character anyway?
  3. 3. Avatars
  4. 4. Vladimir Propp’s Character Types
  5. 5. NARRATIVE: • Todorov ?
  6. 6. Plot lines ?
  7. 7. Christopher Booker: The 7 Basic Plots (2005) 1. Overcoming the monster Defeating some force which threatens 2. The quest In search of something 3. The journey and return The act of travelling to achieve 4. Comedy The role of humour to create story 5. Tragedy Turmoil to create a story 6. Rebirth Second chance to change actions 7. Rags to Riches A significant change in fortunes
  8. 8. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTtz 3osLyjA&feature=player_embedded • https://www.youtube.com/wat ch?v=nTtz3osLyjA&feature=play er_embedded
  9. 9. What can you do to create an intelligent game that uses narratology and intriguing characters ?
  10. 10. DEVICE 6
  11. 11. What does this mean ?
  12. 12. Video Game Narrative and Character Appeals
  13. 13. Essay question: (500 words!)
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