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Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age
a look at the creative and technical worlds of immersive storytelling
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Video games have more storytelling potential than any other medium

Video games have more storytelling potential than any other medium | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Ethan Clevenger: "Recently, I came across Ico: Castle in the Mist, a novelization based on the critically acclaimed PlayStation 2 title Ico. This struck me as odd" ...

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Videogame Storytelling and Power: Why We Love Plot Twists

Videogame Storytelling and Power: Why We Love Plot Twists | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Jake Shapiro: "In the past decade as videogame storytelling has become slightly more adequate, plot twists have been an important tool for making the player reevaluate their role in the story."

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Why Holodeck-Level Immersion is the Future of Gaming

Why Holodeck-Level Immersion is the Future of Gaming | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
In this super-sized edition of Speak Up on Kotaku, commenter DocSeuss tells us the difference between being immersed and being engrossed, and explains why he believes the future of gaming depends on games that submerge us in fantasy worlds.


DRC: A response to Ben Abraham's An Argument Against "Immersion" in Video Games

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FINAL FANTASY: A History

FINAL FANTASY: A History | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

"There are few franchises out there with as beautifully ironic a title as ‘Final Fantasy‘.


Fourteen games in its main series, numerous spin-offs and side sequels, films, novellas and even an anime TV series… if anything the name is one weighted in an overwhelming desire to live on."


DRC: An amazing indepth series of articles.  Follow the links for part 1 & part 2.

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Writer/Director Troy Duffy Discusses New Boondock Saints Video Game

Writer/Director Troy Duffy Discusses New Boondock Saints Video Game | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
The game is part of a bigger transmedia push that Duffy is overseeing, which includes a comic book series and a potential television series or third feature film. Fresh off a transmedia panel at SXSW in Austin, Duffy talks about what’s next for the MacManus brothers in this exclusive interview.
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All the world’s a game

All the world’s a game | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Video games will be the fastest-growing and most exciting form of mass media over the coming decade, says Tim Cross.
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INTERVIEW | Guillermo Del Toro, Part I: Videogames, Transmedia and Here's His E-mail

INTERVIEW | Guillermo Del Toro, Part I: Videogames, Transmedia and Here's His E-mail | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
I'm trying to learn everything I can about different media, because I'm a firm believer in transmedia. I think it's a mistake to assume that since I know how to make movies, I know how to make videogames.
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Why I like cinematic video games and 3D

Why I like cinematic video games and 3D | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
“I don’t love video games. I’m not good at them. But I’m so enthralled by Raiders of the Lost Ark-like cinematic experience of games such as Uncharted: Drake’s Deception that I’ll play them on “Easy” just to get to the next reveal.”
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James Frey looks to link novels with videogames

James Frey looks to link novels with videogames | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Though he is best known as the author of the bestselling pseudo-memoir A Million Little Pieces—and for the on-air tongue-lashing he received from Oprah Winfrey over its fabrications—Mr. Frey has spent the past three years becoming a “transmedia” entrepreneur…
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Case study: Assassin’s Creed, an transmedia franchise I/2

Case study: Assassin’s Creed, an transmedia franchise I/2 | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

In the wake of the official launch of Assassin’s Creed Revelations, the latest video game to feature Ezio the Italian assassin, we could not resist the urge to tell you a little bit about a saga that has sold more than 28 million units worldwide...

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Believe It or Not, It's Just Me: On Batman: Arkham City

Believe It or Not, It's Just Me: On Batman: Arkham City | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Even though I had no particular longing to feel like Batman, there I was, every step of the way, loving the feeling of being Batman.
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Report: Sony Pictures Closing In On Assassin’s Creed Movie Deal

Report: Sony Pictures Closing In On Assassin’s Creed Movie Deal | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Sony Pictures is close to signing a deal with Ubisoft to turn period-piece adventure game Assassin's Creed into a movie, Variety reports. More import...
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'Hawken': From indie computer game to transmedia powerhouse

'Hawken': From indie computer game to transmedia powerhouse | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Brian Crecente: "Hawken: A year and a half ago no one, beyond the team of nine working on the game, had ever heard the name. But by the end of this year, if all goes to plan, Hawken the game will launch in the eye of a transmedia storm that includes a video web series, a graphic novel, feature film and plans for an animated television show, action figures, a novel and perhaps, one day, lunch boxes."

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Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two behind-the-scenes trailer talks story telling

Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two behind-the-scenes trailer talks story telling | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Matt Swider: "Entitled “The Power Of Storytelling,” this new Epic Mickey 2 video takes a look at the crafting of the Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii game’s story."

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On Anita Sarkeesian, Sexism In Video Games, And Why We Need To Have The Conversation

On Anita Sarkeesian, Sexism In Video Games, And Why We Need To Have The Conversation | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Erik Kain: "Blatant sexism and misogyny in gaming culture may be the work of a minority of gamers, but it’s still an important issue that deserves an open conversation. The ugly backlash to Anita Sarkeesian’s Tropes vs. Women Kickstarter project is an illustration why."

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An Argument Against "Immersion" in Video Games

An Argument Against "Immersion" in Video Games | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
When we talk about games, the word "immersion" gets tossed around a lot.


"Ben Abraham takes a look at the word and the concept and draws some interesting conclusion[s]".

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Forgotten Disney Toons Return for Epic Mickey Sequel

Forgotten Disney Toons Return for Epic Mickey Sequel | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
In the new story, Mickey is asked to return to Wasteland, the ersatz Disneyland of failed characters and forgotten places, to help with a new invasion of half-toon, half-robot terrors...


DRC:  Warren Spector talks about lessons learnt from the original Disney Epic Mickey video game, its sequel, and the recently rediscovered Hungry Hobos cartoon.

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Looking For A Video Game That Is a 'Literary Masterpiece'? Try Odin Sphere.

Looking For A Video Game That Is a 'Literary Masterpiece'? Try Odin Sphere. | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
When you take the time to examine Odin Sphere as more than just a video game, you realize it's a literary masterpiece; a vessel for delivering a complex fairytale that tells not just of dragons and princesses, but of the human condition.
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The Delightful, Free Doctor Who Video Game May be the Biggest Doctor Who Thing Ever

The Delightful, Free Doctor Who Video Game May be the Biggest Doctor Who Thing Ever | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
It's a good time to be a Doctor Who fan.
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The Curse of Cow Clicker: How a Cheeky Satire Became a Videogame Hit

The Curse of Cow Clicker: How a Cheeky Satire Became a Videogame Hit | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Videogame designer Ian Bogost meant Cow Clicker. to be a satire with a short shelf life. Instead, the hit game enslaved him for more than a year.

 

[A fabulously in-depth look at this game's genesis.]

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The Man Behind The World's Best Video Game Screenshots

The Man Behind The World's Best Video Game Screenshots | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
From machinima filmmakers to in-game photojournalists, a certain subset of gamer steps outside of the prescribed videogame experience with an eye towards documentation.
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Case study : Assassin’s Creed, a transmedia franchise 2/2

Case study : Assassin’s Creed, a transmedia franchise 2/2 | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Following the launch of the Assassin’s Creed: Revelations video game, we are continuing with our overview of the saga, which has sold 28 million units worldwide.

 

[Part 1 can be found @scoopit http://bit.ly/sxvGzk]

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James Bond: a history in video games

James Bond: a history in video games | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
With the impending release of 007: GoldenEye Reloaded, Ben Infield takes a look back at James Bond's video game history. - James Bond 007 (1983)...
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Batman: Arkham City's Mockery of Lost is Funny

Batman: Arkham City's Mockery of Lost is Funny | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
I first realized that Batman: Arkham City had Lost jokes in it when I overheard one of the game's thugs complaining about how the show explained the famous TV show's mysterious island.
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