DO MODERN STORIES NEED INTERACTIVITY? A COMPARISON OF STORYTELLING METHODS IN MEDIA

As interactive player-driven stories gain popularity, some believe that they will overshadow more traditional linear stories. To test that belief, the key types of traditional and player-driven storytelling are explained, as is their past and present use in print, film, and video games. To further explain the issue, the key arguments for and against both traditional and player-driven stories are also presented. Building on this information, a survey was conducted to gauge public preference for various types of storytelling in all three mediums. The methodology, results, and implications of the survey are stated and discussed in order to bring about a reasonable response to the initial question of which type of storytelling will dominate.

Author: 
Josiah T Lebowitz
Publisher: 
University of Advancing Technology
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Year of Publication: 
2009
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