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posted on 12.03.2019, 03:43 authored by ANTRANIG AREK SARIAN
Interactive choices have become popular in today's games and stories. But how do choices work? This thesis examines the 'choice' as a form of expression. Some choices are like a quiz - they have a right answer. Others exist to help you explore a story from different sides. However both of these underutilise the choice. This thesis argues that the best way to use the choice is as a tool for self-reflection. By saving a person's set of choices, a game or story can respond to them in a way that's unique and helps them to grow as a person.

History

Principal supervisor

Simone

Additional supervisor 1

Brett

Year of Award

2019

Department, School or Centre

School of Language, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics

Course

Master of Arts

Degree Type

MASTERS

Campus location

Australia

Faculty

Faculty of Arts