Neverending stories

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Presentation on games research for my PhD first-year research forum.

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Neverending stories

  1. 1. My Research in the Last Three Months: A List of Activities (a bit unusual, I agree) <ul><li>SLAYING SIX DRAGONS </li></ul><ul><li>FIGHTING THE MAFIA </li></ul><ul><li>RULING THE ROMAN EMPIRE </li></ul><ul><li>AND </li></ul><ul><li>SINCE YESTERDAY, PLAYING GOD TO A MINOR TRIBE </li></ul><ul><li>All of these in Virtual Reality, of course </li></ul>
  2. 2. Reading Games and Playing Books narrative structures in the computer game
  3. 3. But I like shooting zombies too But I like shooting zombies too ……………
  4. 4. The BIG Question : Story or Game ?
  5. 5. Four Major Characteristics of Computer Games <ul><li>Representation </li></ul><ul><li>Interactivity </li></ul><ul><li>Conflict </li></ul><ul><li>Safety </li></ul>
  6. 6. Story and Game: Structures
  7. 7. The Many Destinies of Max Payne © First gameplay instance Second gameplay instance
  8. 8. Alice: Playing With the Story Chessboard in Through the Looking Glass American McGee’s Alice: computer game version
  9. 9. Lara Croft : From Game to Film Lara in the computer game Angelina Jolie as Lara in the film
  10. 10. The movie in the game , or the game in the movie ?
  11. 11. Game Over Oops! Any Questions ??? Souvik Mukherjee

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