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Video Games and Storytelling


Being a great digital storyteller himself,  highlighted this excellent video lecture series as a gem about gaming and storytelling recently. It’s really fun and inspiring.

Daniel Floyd’s ten minute YouTube video, “Video Games and Storytelling,” is a video lecture you won’t soon forget. Reminiscent of “RSA Animate – Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us,” about Dan Pink’s book “Drive,” this video by Daniel Floyd is the most intense, “rapid-fire” visual presentation of related images I’ve seen in a video lecture to date. Several clever visual quips in here, but you certainly have to pay close attention! The content is outstanding also… as a digital storyteller and a storychaser, I’m quite interested in the confluence between storytelling and gaming.

The whole series(now called Extra Credits) about video games is here : http://penny-arcade.com/patv/show/extra-credits. This is a comprehensive series about video games, every week it took a deeper look at games; how they are made, what they mean and how we can make them better. Daniel is a great storyteller with humor.

 

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“Tell me and I will forget, show me and I may remember, involve me and I will understand.” -------- Chinese Wisdom "Games are the most elevated form of investigation." -------- Albert Einstein
"I'm calling for investments in educational technology that will help create digital tutors that are as effective as personal tutors, educational software as compelling as the best video game," President Barack Obama said while touring a tech-focused Boston school (year 2011).
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