” When you’re a writer, everything that interests you feeds into your work. “


” If your agent or publisher is jumping up and down at the thought of your novel, it’s because they’re picturing the movie poster on the side of the bus. “


” Publishers were ever eager for authors to do their own publicity because nobody else was willing to do it for nothing. But then it became clear that if you want somebody to champion the story, there’s nobody better than the person who made it all up. “


” Have confidence in your strengths, dear writer, or give it all up now and create apps instead. “


” People nowadays think of gamebooks as rather old hat – and, after all, it was twenty years ago. In their heyday, though, they were a phenomenon, selling upwards of a hundred thousand units per title. And it’s not as old hat as you might think: the same design skills I used in those days apply equally when I’m creating modern videogames. “


” I could put a sudoku at the end of every chapter and you’d have to solve it to progress through the story, but that doesn’t address what would make people want to interact. “


” Now, I admire The Sims as a game, but from a story viewpoint, there are two glaring problems. First, your relationship with those characters is like they’re bugs in a jar. There’s no empathy. And secondly, you’ve got this clunky, chemistry-set interface between you and them, with bars to show how tired or angry they are. It’s all tell not show. “


” A well-written novel, the most immersive of all forms of storytelling, should command your full attention and belief. “


” Interactive storytelling emphasizes a personal connection with the characters. It is a powerful tool that can draw you so deeply into the world of a story that you lose sight of it as a story. You think you are there – at least, if it is done right. “


” You don’t get ‘The Unfinished Swan’ or ‘Shadow of the Colossus’ or even Telltale’s ‘Walking Dead’ until you’ve sat through the long, linear infodumps of something like ‘Metal Gear Solid’. “



All 10 Dave Morris Quotes about You in picture


When you
If your agent or publisher is jumping up and down at the thought of your novel, it
Publishers were ever eager for authors to do their own publicity because nobody else was willing to do it for nothing. But then it became clear that if you want somebody to champion the story, there
Have confidence in your strengths, dear writer, or give it all up now and create apps instead.
People nowadays think of gamebooks as rather old hat - and, after all, it was twenty years ago. In their heyday, though, they were a phenomenon, selling upwards of a hundred thousand units per title. And it
I could put a sudoku at the end of every chapter and you
Now, I admire The Sims as a game, but from a story viewpoint, there are two glaring problems. First, your relationship with those characters is like they
A well-written novel, the most immersive of all forms of storytelling, should command your full attention and belief.
Interactive storytelling emphasizes a personal connection with the characters. It is a powerful tool that can draw you so deeply into the world of a story that you lose sight of it as a story. You think you are there - at least, if it is done right.
You don

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