Do games tell stories?

ludology vs. narratology
reader/story vs. player/game

a random selection from discussions in the gamestudies

Players tell stories!

let's play

let's play archive

Dwarf Fortress - Boatmurdered by Various

No matter what I do, they just won't stop DYING. There are now 39 living dwarves in Boatmurdered, of whom 10 are injured, two are jailed, and several are insane.

Comic: Bronzemurder


Gaming as artistic expression

Interactive Fiction

chat bot

ELIZA, computer program

Turing Test: test of a machine's ability to exhibit intelligent behavior equivalent to an actual human.


Adventure Games

CHIPATTACK a story by PolyCubeMan & Atomtwist

Sleep Is Death (game)


Flamewars, Eddo Stern, 2007