Work by Espen Aarseth as presented by Robert Pratten at the Interactive Narratives meetup
Text of Narrative theory of games
Espen Aarseth is Associate Professor at the Center of Computer
Games Research, IT University of Copenhagen Author of Cybertext
Author of numerous papers on games and narrative. Heres the man
Story Game Experience A More story = less game? Experience B
More game = less story? Commonly held belief is that story and game
dont mix very well That the more story there is, so the less game
there will be and vice versa.
Kernels Key events. Narrative moments where the course of
events is decided (Seymour Chatman 1978) Satellites Minor events.
do not entail any choice, but serve to flesh out the consequences
and details of the kernels (Seymour Chatman 1978)