My game story: reflections on design and storytelling
How did the genre become so cinematic and thought-provoking? Gone are the days of the classic shoot 'em-up. Instead, many of the gaming world’s most popular current games are heartfelt and philosophic epics that take their players on emotional journeys of self-discovery and learning. Influential game designer Richard Lemarchand reflects on his path to creating many of the favourite fictional worlds of video games and the importance and joy of playful storytelling in the industry.
From MIT Press Reader