Games, Storytelling, and Breaking the String

Abstract (in English): 

Greg Costikyan revisits the narrative versus game-play debate that continues to be a staple of both Game Studies and Game Design. He presents a spectrum that ranges from game-focused forms to narrative-centric models, and suggests that free-form role-playing may be the most desireable marriage of narrative and game-play.

The source is the essay-review on written by Greg Costikyan.

Pull Quotes: 

Before 1973, if you had said something like "games are a storytelling medium," just about anyone would have looked at you as if you were mad - and anyone knowledgeable about games would have assumed you knew nothing about them.

The quote was directly rewritten from the essay.

Games, Storytelling, and Breaking the String
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Kristina Igliukaite