May 13, 2016
Episode 14: Main Mission - Gaming Narrative, the Future of Storytelling
This week the dragons are delighted to introduce Liam Bowles, CEO of Enigmatic Studios
, for a poke around the innards of 'Gaming Narrative'. Examining what makes narrative driven video games work and where they may take us in the future, SFF authors, J.A.Ironside
, look at popular franchises such as The Elder Scrolls, Tomb Raider, Devil May Cry, Assassin's Creed and Mass Effect. Drawing on Liam's experience as a 'game maker' as well as the added perspectives of a game voice actor and writer, and a layperson gamer, this episode tackles the narrative vision in speculative games. Just how closely related to books and films are they? And do they scratch an itch that other media just can't touch? Tune in to find out.