Storytelling - Storytelling Basic approach: o 3-act story o...

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Storytelling Basic approach: o 3-act story o Act I: Introduce problem Jump right into the action! Capture attention o Act II Problem becomes significant here with lots of Tension Obstacles End of Act II is a major point of tension in story Usually a cliffhanger o Act III Climax Resolves problem Closure Of course there are many variations on the 3 Act storyline A common one in games is the Hero’s Journey Storyline common to o Fantasy genre o Sci Fi genre o Computer/video games 1. Hero shown in ordinary world 2. Hero is asked to undertake a quest/journey a. Call to adventure 3. Hero Refuses call 4. Mentor gives the Hero information to help them accept the Quest 5. Crossing the Thresholding a. Hero’s eyes are opened to the new world or alternate reality a.i. Hero enter the new world/reality a.ii. Act one ends after this 6. (Act 2 begins)Hero begins to explore the new world, meeting new individuals allies and enemies and in particular being represented with new obstacles or tests
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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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