ENGL 680 Visual Aid

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A visual aid that goes with my ENGL 680 project... Probably not interesting to anyone, just uploading it to this site to back it up in case my USB drive fails me in class.

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ENGL 680 Visual Aid

  1. 1. From Pen to Controller: The Importance of Narrative in Video Games By Shainna Sticklen
  2. 2. <ul><li>Role-playing games (RPGs), some of the most popular games today, place the player into a first-person role </li></ul><ul><li>Fable: The Lost Chapters – Lionhead Studios, 2004 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Had record-breaking sales of $18.7 million in its first week on the market </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fable 2 , a sequel, will release in 2008 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Lionhead Studios is part of Microsoft, and so it will be released on the Xbox 360 </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 4. The Sims 2, with its five expansion packs, is the best-selling game of all time. It allows players to create and write their own stories and family histories.
  4. 5. The Guildmaster, who provides the player with his/her quests.
  5. 6. A map of Albion
  6. 7. <ul><li>Example titles available in Fable </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hood </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ranger </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Paladin </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Avatar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Necromancer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Druid </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sabre </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maleficus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Deathbringer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gladiator </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assassin </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pilgrim </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Arrow Dodger </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Piemaster </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chicken Chaser </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Arseface </li></ul></ul>The hero from Fable wearing a chicken hat, which he has won in a chicken-kicking contest. Perhaps it would go well with the “ Chicken Chaser” title?
  7. 8. This hero has quite a fan base in his home village (the hearts denote NPCs who have crushes on him).
  8. 9. An example of an attractive hero with a “good” alignment, as opposed to an unattractive hero with an “evil” alignment.
  9. 10. A screenshot of one of the villages in the game.

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