Ken Perlin

Essays by this author

Between a Game and a Story?


Ken Perlin on a game-narrative difference that makes a difference: does agency, rather than identifiction, make characters in a game seem more real than those in novels or films?

Ken Perlin responds in turn


Insisting on the centrality of character (in literature no less than gaming) Ken Perlin responds to Victoria Vesna and Will Wright.

Between a Game and a Story? (Sidebar)


Illustrating Perlin’s “Can There Be a Form between a Game and a Story?”

Ken Perlin's response


Ken Perlin finds hypertext templates useful as they are used, not in tool form.