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Do-it-Yourself Storytelling in Video Games

In most video games or digital narratives, the story is provided to you as part of the experience. Some games, like Dys4ia, are specifically geared toward telling a story as their entire purpose.

But in some cases, you only have the digital environment to work with, and often, that environment gives you only a context, and no particular narrative.

This is where a lot of classic game stories come from. For instance:

Save the princess!

Super Mario Brothers

And, um… save the princess!

 

(The Legend of Zelda)

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