Some of people think of storytelling as the heart of game design. But other people disagree and say that games do not need story. In this lecture we address this controversy and talk about the role of story in games.

Regardless of where you stand in this controversy, the one take-away that you should have from this video is that storytelling in games is different from storytelling in other mediums. It has its own conventions, separating it apart from storytelling in books or movies.

To complement this lecture, we recommend the following reading and/or viewing:
April 20, 2022 slides no demos