Thursday, January 1, 2015

A ROBUST COLLECTION OF GAME DESIGN AND STORYTELLING RESOURCES


Here are my subscriptions, bookmarks, and downloaded PDFs that have helped me learn about storytelling over the last few years:

Youtube

Games

These shows don't focus on story specifically, but there is a lot of content pertaining to it, and plenty of reviews and critiques of story-based games.

Errant Signal
Notable episodes: The Last of Us, Bioshock Infinite, Spec Ops: The Line, Gone Home, GTAIV, Half Life

Matthewmatosis
Notable episodes: The Last of Us, Bioshock Infinite, Ico, Shadow of the Colossus, Journey and Dear Esther, New 'n Tasty

Extra Credits
Some their earlier stuff like Spec Ops and Journey. There are so many episodes I can't remember the story specific ones.

MrBTongue
Notable episodes: Planescape Torment, Choice and Consequence, The Shandification of Fallout

Sequelitis
Classic game design, but can be applied to any kind of game.

Smudboy
Notable episodes: Plot analysis over various games, Bioshock Infinite top 5


Film / Other


Every Frame A Painting
For cinematic storytelling, this is some of the best analysis anywhere.

Mr. Plinkett
Epic reviews of the Star Wars prequels.

Your Movie Sucks
The YMS videos are great, especially for The Walking Dead.



Websites

Games

The Astronauts blog
Raph Koster


Other

Go Into The Story
Film Crit Hulk



Books

Story by Robert McKee
Screenwriting Tips, You Hack by Xander Bennett
On Writing by Stephen King
Understanding Comics by Scott McCloud



Articles / Essays (800+ PDFs)

STASH OF KNOWLEDGE

(link should work now, let me know if you have any problems!)

Here is where most of the magic is. Over the years I saved whatever excellent articles and essays I came across over various websites. At some point I stopped organizing the game ones because I got lazy, so there are some that aren't in the specific subject folders, sorry about that. All of the TV/Film files are organized though, and that's where most of the general storytelling education resides.

I'm not 100% sure if I used Dropbox correctly, so there may be some glitches. If you have any problems downloading the folder, let me know!

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1 comment:

  1. Noah Caldwell-Gervais on youtube is excellent.

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