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Narrative Time in Video Games

Ma, Minhua and Bassi, B (2010) Narrative Time in Video Games. International Journal on Intelligent Games and Simulation, 6 (1). ISSN 1477-2043

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This paper analyses how the different tenses (i.e. past, present, and future), aspects (i.e. perfective aspect and progressive aspect), and pace (i.e. speed-up, slowdown, isochrony, etc.) can affect and be affected by narrative in video games. Since games are at large played in the eternal progressive aspect no matter whether they have a historical, present, or futuristic setting, this paper will look at the games and the elements that can take a game and attract a player into its surroundings, and discuss how different tenses, aspects, and pace can be displayed in various game genres and how different it is to express the time in video games as opposed to traditional narrative media.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Schools: School of Art, Design and Architecture
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Depositing User: Minhua Ma
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2015 11:26
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2015 04:28


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