Tag: will wright

A Preliminary Poetics


The builder of Façade, an “interactive story world,” Michael Mateas offers both a poetics and a neo-Aristotelian project (for interactive drama and games).

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?


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?

From Game-Story to Cyberdrama


Moving from the holodeck to the game board, Janet Murray explains why we make dramas of digital simulations.