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New Business Model

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Submitted by AHasvers on Sun, 12/27/2015 - 05:12

Yes, we are alive (one never wearies of the royal we). An important message today, so that the year does not end without exciting news from Lilavati.

As a reaction to recent trends in videogame development and marketing, I have been reconsidering my options for our business model. Here are my ideas so far:

Narrative Gameplay: Why everyone is wrong (except you?)

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Submitted by AHasvers on Sat, 01/31/2015 - 02:16

The pitch: In my humble* opinion, almost everything you have ever read about how to do narrative in games is either far too optimistic about emergence, or far too pessimistic/conservative about what games can be. Narrative gameplay - playing with the story, altering it beyond scripted choices - is a very real possibility, but I'm quite sure it will spawn neither from the sandboxes, nor from the cinematic storytellers. In this post you will find, if not the solution, at least a strong conjecture on where to look for it.

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