Storytelling and Character Elements

Storytelling and Character Elements - Storytelling and...

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Storytelling and Character Elements – Chap 5 Main targets o Action-adventure o Adventure o RPGs o Shooters Lesser targets; o Fighting games Where do story ideas come from? o Personal exp o History current events o Classic stories Classic types of stories o Dreams o Ideas from eclectic individuals/characters Good storylines also require good characters o A few types of characters in stories (classic Jungian archetypes): Hero o Typical main character o Typical player character o Often starts as a normal individual but grows into a power against evil o May be flawed Shadow o “bad guy” o Hero’s opposite Not necessarily evil/bad Can simply oppose the hero (the ‘opposition’) Might even be the hero’s dark side May be a group as opposed to a single individual Mentor o Teacher/helper for the hero Often guides the story In the Hero’s journey storyline, Mentor’s job is to help Hero accept his Quest Often a strong/powerful/ confident figure
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This note was uploaded on 03/02/2012 for the course CSCI 130 taught by Professor Jasonfritts during the Spring '12 term at MO St. Louis.

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