Digital Storytelling - A Creators Guide To Interactive Entertainment

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Digital Storytelling - A Creators Guide To Interactive Entertainment



The first professional book to explore and analyze digital storytelling across interactive media and genresthis book examines how digital storytelling draws on classic narrative techniques and utilizes interactive digital technologies to create todays entertainment.

Digital Storytelling explains key strategies for conveying narrative through digital technologies, based on personal experience and numerous case studies, providing project managers, interactive content designers, and writers with the tools necessary for planning a successful interactive project, including ideas for product development and conceptualization.

Detailed planning processes for all types of interactive projects are discussed, including videogames, massively multiplayer online games, the Internet, interactive TV, cross-media productions, smart toys, virtual reality, immersive environments, wireless devices, kiosks, and DVDs. The book also covers topics such as: structure, characters and emotions; tackling projects for children; finding work and staying employed; and more.

Miller has written Digital Storytelling for the professional and the student, and details what interactive content developers and project managers need to know in a clear, enthusiastic manner.

- Covers case studies, providing numerous ideas for creating and managing engrossing, interactive entertainment products from development to production.
- Explains the uses of digital storytelling for both entertainment and entertainment blends – projects that teach, inform, and promote.
- Takes an international approach to digital entertainment, exploring ground-breaking projects in Asia, Africa and Europe as well as in North America.

Reviews:
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Digital Storytelling is the best, April 14, 2005
Reviewer: Riki Mann (Los Angeles) - See all my reviews
Digital Storytelling by Carolyn Handler Miller is the best book in the vast field of interactive writing. After reading it I was thrilled at how informative and easy-to-understand it was for me. Miller's writing is clear and concise and will help not only the novice but the experieced professional as well. I strongly recommend Digital Storytelling for all writers who want to learn about every phase of interactive writing, plus writing in general. In fact, I consider Digial Storytelling to be the Bible in its field and a wonderful reference book to have next to your computer.
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Indespensible, August 11, 2005
Reviewer: Frank De Palma - See all my reviews
This book brings clarity to a complex and often confusing subject. After co-writing several CD-ROM games, I thought I knew what I needed to know about interactive entertainment. This book made me realize how much more there is to this world and the vast potential that's there for creating new forms of entertainment and education. Instead of making you feel overwhelmed by the possibilities, Ms. Miller lays it all out for you in ways that are not only informative but actually inspirational. The chapters are well organized and the real-world examples are plentiful. On the one hand, it's an indespensible reference for anyone who writes (or wants to write) interactive material. On the other, it works as a muse, helping you to see things in a new light and often sparking ideas. It's a must for those who want to work in this field.
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