Narrative Mechanics

Strategies and Meanings in Games and Real Life

What do stories in games have in common with political narratives?

This book identifies narrative strategies as mechanisms for meaning and manipulation in games and real life. It shows that the narrative mechanics so clearly identifiable in games are increasingly used (and abused) in politics and social life. They have »many faces«, displays and interfaces. They occur as texts, recipes, stories, dramas in three acts, movies, videos, tweets, journeys of heroes, but also as rewarding stories in games and as narratives in society – such as a career from rags to riches, the concept of modernity or market economy. Below their surface, however, narrative mechanics are a particular type of motivational design – of game mechanics.

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10 June 2021, 362 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8394-5345-2
File size: 14.11 MB

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Author(s)
Beat Suter / René Bauer / Mela Kocher (eds.)
Book title
Narrative Mechanics Strategies and Meanings in Games and Real Life
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
362
Features
30 SW-Abbildungen, 134 Farbabbildungen
ISBN
978-3-8394-5345-2
DOI
10.14361/9783839453452
Commodity Group
1744
BIC-Code
JFD
BISAC-Code
SOC052000
THEMA-Code
JBCT1
Release date
10 June 2021
Topics
Popkultur, Medien
Readership
Game Studies, Media Studies, Culture Studies
Keywords/Tags
Games, Game Studies, Game Design, Media, Culture, Popular Culture, Computer Games, Media Aesthetics, Digital Media, Media Studies

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