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November 7, 2006

Characters Welcome

"Casual details like these are often found enriching ordinary prose narratives, but when they appear in the opening screen of an IF game, they take on a great deal of prominence"

While I am not really sure what my little game is even going to be about. I am curious to see how my story telling skills are these days. I mean, if someone is going to actually play my game, I at least want a plot that will catch their attention. While I grew out of videogames and computer gamea a while ago, I still see many guys my age and older, becoming wrapped up in the idea that they get to be some completely other person in a completely different situation then they are usually in. Last night, I actually observed about 5 of my guy friends playing FIFA world soccer on XBOX. This game has been sweeping across the SHU campus as the game that seems to be replacing Madden NFL football in popularity. I've seen these guys for about 2 and half months now play this game constantly. While their girlfriends and I just nag about how they are addicted to it and they need lives, they continuously keep playing. When asked why, what is it about this game that makes it so great? My friend Jordon responded, "You can be a superstar soccer player in it." However lame of an excuse that is, it is still true. With all the choices, characters, plot themes one can have in a game, it is no wonder it takes players to a different place. It makes them something they are not in real life, even if it is a superstar soccer player.

Posted by RachelPrichard at November 7, 2006 12:21 PM


Just wanted to say I liked this entry...and that I'm also excited to see how my writing and creavity skills play out in IF. (So far, *not* so good.)

Posted by: Cherie at November 12, 2006 1:19 AM

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