By Kim Littler Role Playing Games (RPGs) are characterised by their focus on narrative and exploration – elements which are strengthened and given replayability through choice driven gameplay. RPG is a genre […]
Dexit Means Dexit: The Controversy with Pokemon Sword and Shield
Since before the launch of Pokemon Sword and Shield, there has been a lot of controversy over the decision to cut certain Pokemon from the game. This marked a first for the series, as in previous games all Pokemon were included.
Gamebooks, Video Games and Branching Narratives
Every story in any medium has 3 things in common: a beginning, a middle, and an end. The order of it is of course subject to change, as anyone who’s read Catch-22 or watched Arrival (2016) would tell you. Now, let’s dispel the notion that you can only have one of each within the framework of a narrative.
Minecraft and the Story Map
by Rachel Day Video games may not be the first thing that come to mind as a way of encouraging children to read, but they’re exactly what computer scientists at Lancaster University […]