Hamlet on the Holodeck: The Future of Narrative in Cyberspace

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Murray discusses the unique properties and pleasures of digital environments and connects them with the traditional satisfactions of narrative. She analyzes the dramatic satisfaction of participatory stories and considers what would be necessary to move interactive fiction from the formats of childish games and confusing labyrinths into a mature and compelling art form.

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Published in paperback by the MIT Press, 1998.


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