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a look at the creative and technical worlds of immersive storytelling
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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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Top 4 Skylander Characters Revealed

Top 4 Skylander Characters Revealed | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Now that Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure is out the big debate is which characters are the best to collect. My family each has a different approach to this.
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Should You Buy Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure? Yes.

Should You Buy Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure? Yes. | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Mixing together video games and collectible toys, Activision? How very Captain Power of you. As many will no doubt remember, the good captain and his soldiers of the future wound up defending clearance aisles from evil until fading into obscurity.
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Playing with Fire Wants to Crowdsource the (First?) Good Video Game Movie

Playing with Fire Wants to Crowdsource the (First?) Good Video Game Movie | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Even though many directors clearly play video games-Zack Snyder, Guillermo Del Toro and Christopher Nolan come to mind—and acknowledge them as a creative enrterprise, there still hasn't been a film that compellingly channels the appeal of the medium.
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Q&A: Capturing Kids' Imaginations With Skylanders

Q&A: Capturing Kids' Imaginations With Skylanders | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

[Children] can play a level, but then they can continue the story in their head, so I think giving them fuel for not just playing the game but to be really engaged in it outside of the game itself is a really key thing.

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Interview with Assassin’s Creed’s Julien Cuny

Interview with Assassin’s Creed’s Julien Cuny | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

We got to chat to the rather personable and chatty Julien Cuny, the Transmedia Development Director at Ubisoft Montreal at rAge this weekend.

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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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Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure Could Be the Most Expensive Game You Ever Buy

Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure Could Be the Most Expensive Game You Ever Buy | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
While at least two of us at Kotaku enjoy Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure enough to recommend a purchase, that doesn't mean we're oblivious to the costly downsides to a game that sells its downloadable content on toy store shelves.
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Activision jumps into kids' game with 'Skylanders'

Activision jumps into kids' game with 'Skylanders' | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

To impress kids these days, it's not enough to make another video game. Mere action figures won't do, either. So Activision is merging the two.

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Activision to Launch Men In Black Game This Spring

Activision to Launch Men In Black Game This Spring | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it
Activision will launch a videogame based on the Men In Black sci-fi comedy films this spring, the publisher said Thursday.
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Dungeons & Dragons Meets Spyro in New Skylanders Game

Dungeons & Dragons Meets Spyro in New Skylanders Game | Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age | Scoop.it

Something about the close relationship between the toy and the videogame has made both parts richer.

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