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Re: My Guide on Storytelling (examples from To the Moon included)
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2014, 05:04:51 AM »
I always look at this thread and forget to comment. XD Sorry about that. ^^

Anyhow, that's a really great guide you have there! Well-written, and the ideas are arranged in an easy way. I find it quite useful indeed. Good work on this and thank you for sharing it. ^_^

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Re: My Guide on Storytelling (examples from To the Moon included)
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2014, 05:22:23 AM »
Really good stuff! I'm down with it.

Although, when you list the three main themes of To the Moon (and thoughtfully mention that it's interpretive), I couldn't hep but think that the single most important theme, to my mind, is missing. I think the main theme of To the Moon is Communication! XD

You have some cool guidelines in here. It's definitely hard to explain ideas about writing IN writing, but you've done a good job of it. :)

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Re: My Guide on Storytelling (examples from To the Moon included)
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2014, 04:34:04 PM »
On the subject of "anchoring," it seems you're referring to a mix of Chekhov's Gun and Foreshadowing.

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Re: My Guide on Storytelling (examples from To the Moon included)
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2014, 03:06:28 PM »
I should say that this topic is pretty useful,
Specially the pacing one (For me)

Looking forward for something like this again ;)

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Re: My Guide on Storytelling (examples from To the Moon included)
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2014, 12:51:12 AM »
I wrote a new piece in case you guys are interested:

http://gamingpoint.org/2014/03/how-to-convey-character-growth-through-the-mechanics/


It's about character development using gameplay mechanics.
Check out my guide: Storytelling in Games

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Re: My Guide on Storytelling (examples from To the Moon included)
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2014, 02:54:47 PM »
Are these articles still up? I can't seem to access them from the link
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Re: My Guide on Storytelling (examples from To the Moon included)
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2014, 08:08:13 AM »
Here are the new links:
http://gamingpoint.org/storytelling-in-games-how-to-write-an-amazing-story-part-i/
http://gamingpoint.org/storytelling-in-games-the-guide-to-writing-stories-part-ii/
http://gamingpoint.org/how-to-convey-character-growth-through-the-mechanics/

And this is the latest article by the same author:
http://gamingpoint.org/embodied-cognition-atmosphere-setting/

Thanks for that =D

Are these articles still up? I can't seem to access them from the link

The links should all be working, but people have been telling me that the website is very slow. Maybe that's why you can't load it. I'm not sure what I can do about the website speed though =/
Check out my guide: Storytelling in Games

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Re: My Guide on Storytelling (examples from To the Moon included)
« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2014, 08:35:35 AM »
No problem :)

Please note that your previous links used to include month and year (e.g. 2014/01) and it seems that you have changed a setting in your CMS that it no longer includes the month and year in url, that is why Elke was not able to see your articles and got a 404 error instead.

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Re: My Guide on Storytelling (examples from To the Moon included)
« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2014, 12:20:32 PM »
:D Thank you!
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Re: My Guide on Storytelling (examples from To the Moon included)
« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2014, 02:56:13 PM »

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The links should all be working, but people have been telling me that the website is very slow. Maybe that's why you can't load it. I'm not sure what I can do about the website speed though =/

Hmmm,
Why don't you just try to use Wordpress instead ???
That's easier for the reader (I think)

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Re: My Guide on Storytelling (examples from To the Moon included)
« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2014, 04:33:06 AM »
No problem :)

Please note that your previous links used to include month and year (e.g. 2014/01) and it seems that you have changed a setting in your CMS that it no longer includes the month and year in url, that is why Elke was not able to see your articles and got a 404 error instead.

Thanks, I completely forgot I changed the format of the url. Now the links are fixed :) And yes, I'm using wordpress and I actually regret doing so haha >:| It's the easiest platform to get hacked.
Check out my guide: Storytelling in Games

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Re: My Guide on Storytelling (examples from To the Moon included)
« Reply #13 on: May 14, 2014, 05:34:22 AM »
You're welcome :)

That's the issue with most well known CMS software, their widespread use attracts more [black hat] hackers and in the way someone literally creates a GUI for exploiting their security holes that is easier to use than the CMS software itself  :facepalm: