Immersion and Interaction with Narrative

The Importance of Immersion “Fundamentally, immersion is the sense that a player has of being in a virtual world. The more immersive a virtual world, the greater its ability to immerse it’s players.” (Bartle, 2004)  Immersion is an important factor … Continue reading

Symbolism and Storytelling

Symbols are a tool which has been used throughout the ages and through various cultural locales to portray deeper meaning in visual mediums, and are arguably the most ancient use of communication in a time when only the most rich … Continue reading

Adventures in Storytelling: The Lore of The World of Warcraft

The lore of the globally acclaimed massively multiplayer online role playing game “World of Warcraft” is set in the fantasy world of Azeroth, a complex and vibrant world which has evolved over a franchise of Warcraft games, since the very … Continue reading

Adventures in Storytelling: Vladimir Propp & Warcraft 3

Vladimir Propp was a Russian scholar who analysed Russian folktales in order to classify the basic plot components that comprised them.  He identified common themes in these folktales, converted them to “morphemes” – the smallest linguistic unit that has semantic … Continue reading

Creating Worlds: Developing and Maintaining a Modern MMOG

As you probably know, an MMOG is a massively multiplayer online game, which allows many players to play simultaneously in one game world. This requires an internet connection, and uses client – server technology to enable players to communicate worldwide. … Continue reading