A Survey of Narrative Design
Examining the Story-Driven
the Mechanics-Driven Approach
Welcome to my Senior Capstone Project for the completion of my Bachelor of Arts in Narrative Studies.
This presentation was given virtually due to the circumstances surrounding COVID-19, and has now been uploaded here.
In it, I explore the role of narrative in enhancing the video game experience, taking a closer look at the storytelling advantages and challenges unique to games as a medium, and how the approach to writing differs from game to game, especially between those which center around story VS gameplay mechanics.
Special thanks to my teachers and professors: Christopher Freeman, James Bjorkquist, Drew Casper, Flint Dille, Dennis Estrada, Daniel Fishman,
Marianne Krawczyk, Richard Lemarchand,
and William Yance Wyatt.
Thank you to my colleagues: Ryota “Ike” Dan, Nicolas Defrank, Arnold Ha, Brian Handy,
Gabriel Juarez, and Mari Kyle.
Nicholas Roland Solari's
Narrative Studies Capstone