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Analyzing ‘Interactive Narrative’ in Mobile Interactive Story Games


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Baričević, Andrea. (2019). Analyzing ‘Interactive Narrative’ in Mobile Interactive Story Games. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of English Language and Literature. [mentor Grubišić, Marina].

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The aim of this thesis is to analyze interaction patterns in four mobile interactive story games. Seeing as the mobile gaming industry is currently at its highest point, it is not surprising to find that mobile gaming has become a rather popular form of entertainment. The games which are analyzed in this paper are Episode: Choose Your Story by Episode Interactive, Choices: Stories You Play by Pixelberry Studios, Chapters: Interactive Stories by CrazyMaple Studio, and My Story: Choose Your Own Path by Nanobit. The data was collected between April and July in 2019, and the main focus of the research was to thoroughly explore the first chapters of the stories which are immediately available to new players upon installing the games, and consequentially explain the elements and the structure of interactive narrative in these apps. All data was analyzed, and a representative amount of textual and visual samples is provided in the paper. Narrative devices typically found in this genre are mentioned, defined, and followed by examples. Interactive game elements are described in detail. Furthermore, the economic aspect and the viability of the freemium model are also discussed.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: discourse analysis, interactive story, mobile games, popular culture, interactivity, narrative, fiction, storytelling
Subjects: English language and literature
Departments: Department of English Language and Literature
Supervisor: Grubišić, Marina
Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2019 07:24
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2019 07:24

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