Mastery Journal Month Four
The subject I have chosen for my Master’s Thesis is "The Importance of Narrative in Video Games." After watching a documentary on the making of God of War, I was impressed by the amount of effort in developing the connection of Norse mythology and the game's mythology. I began research on the subject and found various articles for and against the use of nonlinear narrative in video games. Over the past four months, I have gathered multiple sources that will provide defending evidence to my theory that immersive narrative enriches the gaming experience. There is documentation that nonlinear narrative will bring newcomers to video games. I plan on researching for more supported corroboration that the theory is substantiated.
I have been working on my animated story-based series based in an alternate history, New York. If this show comes fruition, the Nerdz Garage wants to make a video game or board game based on the series. I hope to pitch a story-based RPG game in my capstone in the style of Dungeons&Dragons.
The two companies that I hope to work, 343 Industries and Larian Studios, have many heavy on the narrative games with multiple player choices. I have always been a creator of stories, and I hope to use that ability at work.
Till Next Month!