Today’s Critical Thought is about the show don’t tell principle when it comes to writing, acting and more. I talked about the common trap of bad writing and acting and how it applies to games. Be sure to watch for my amazing acting talents which will surely get me noticed by Hollywood.
This week’s cast was an amazing discussion with Michel Sabbagh on the topic of immersion in games and the evolution of emergent game design.
Today’s Critical Thought returns to the topic of Morality in Video games. First popularized by Knights of the Old Republic, morality became the “buzz mechanic” of the 00’s. I talked about my problems with it, while trying to find examples of when it actually worked. I had a little extra to say at the end about games that avoided black and white morality.
This week on the cast, I sat down with more of the great folks at Failbetter Games. This time I spoke with Narrative Editor Olivia and Writer James to talk about the work that goes into their writing.