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Narrative Volume

Thinking over narrative leeway got me thinking about the volume of narrative in an experience. The narrative volume of a work is a combination of the depth of characters, world and story. Often this is thought of as having a deep story, one which the audience gains a deeper understanding of through repeat experiences or […]

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Annie Hall

The CG&FN for January 20th was Annie Hall. I selected this film not just because it is a classic, but because it is an extended rumination on love and what makes us happy in life, which are themes games almost never attempt to tackle. Despite the age of this film, I think almost everyone can […]

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The Road Warrior & the Monomyth

The CG&FN for January 13th was The Road Warrior. This film is interesting for a number of reasons, from stunt work to pacing, but I wanted to focus on how George Miller creates a post-apocalyptic mythology. To focus our attention I created a simple worksheet outlining the stages of Joseph Cambell’s Monomyth. I hadn’t gone […]

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    Seth Marinello, game designer

    I began gaming in the early 90's during the heyday of PC shareware gaming. Somewhere during my Computer Science undergraduate studies I became interested not just in playing games, but creating them as well. I completed my Masters of Digital Media degree at the Centre for Digital Media in Vancouver, B.C. I am now a level designer at Visceral Games

    Altereddreams.net is my online notebook and portfolio. Here you will find my thoughts and presentations on gaming as well as the projects I have worked on during my studies.
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