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The Resource What is your quest? : from adventure games to interactive books, Anastasia Salter

What is your quest? : from adventure games to interactive books, Anastasia Salter

Label
What is your quest? : from adventure games to interactive books
Title
What is your quest?
Title remainder
from adventure games to interactive books
Statement of responsibility
Anastasia Salter
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
What Is Your Quest? examines the future of electronic literature in a world where tablets and e-readers are becoming as common as printed books and where fans are blurring the distinction between reader and author. The construction of new ways of storytelling is already underway: it is happening on the edges of the mainstream gaming industry and in the spaces between media, on the foundations set by classic games. Along these margins, convergent storytelling allows for playful reading and reading becomes a strategy of play. One of the earliest models for this new way of telling stories was the adventure game, the kind of game centered on quests in which the characters must overcome obstacles and puzzles. After they fell out of fashion in the 1990s, fans made strenuous efforts to keep them alive and to create new games in the genre. Such activities highlight both the convergence of game and story and the collapsing distinction between reader and author. Continually defying the forces of obsolescence, fans return abandoned games to a playable state and treat stories as ever-evolving narratives. Similarly, players of massive multiplayer games become co-creators of the game experience, building characters and creating social networks that recombine a reading and gaming community. The interactions between storytellers and readers, between programmers and creators, and among fans turned world-builders are essential to the development of innovative ways of telling stories. And at the same time that fan activities foster the convergence of digital gaming and storytelling, new and increasingly accessible tools and models for interactive narrative empower a broadening range of storytellers. It is precisely this interactivity among a range of users surrounding these new platforms that is radically reshaping both e-books and games and those who read and play with them"--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1984-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Salter, Anastasia
Dewey number
794.8
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GV1469.34.S52
LC item number
S336 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Video games
  • Computer games
  • Interactive multimedia
  • Storytelling
  • GAMES
  • GAMES
  • GAMES
  • Computer games
  • Interactive multimedia
  • Storytelling
  • Video games
Label
What is your quest? : from adventure games to interactive books, Anastasia Salter
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Reimagining books -- Early digital narratives -- Adventure games -- King's quests -- Epitaph for a genre? -- Fan games -- Personal adventures -- Kickstarting a genre -- The iPad and the eBook -- Magical books
Control code
890146507
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (200 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781609382988
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt20p4z69
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)890146507
Label
What is your quest? : from adventure games to interactive books, Anastasia Salter
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Reimagining books -- Early digital narratives -- Adventure games -- King's quests -- Epitaph for a genre? -- Fan games -- Personal adventures -- Kickstarting a genre -- The iPad and the eBook -- Magical books
Control code
890146507
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (200 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781609382988
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt20p4z69
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)890146507

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