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The Starless Sea

by Erin Morgenstern

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Interactive Narratives in Digital Media

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People Playing Computer Games Computer-based role-playing games (RPGs) of the sort Zachary covets in The Starless Sea became popular in the early 1980s with the introduction of Wizardry and Ultima. Both of these games series borrowed liberally from table-top role-playing games, in particular, Dungeons & Dragons, that had become popular during the 1970s. In turn, Wizardry and Ultima would go on to influence later classics such as Dragon Quest (1986) and Final Fantasy (1987).

For a period of time in the 1990s, interest in the computer-based RPG format dwindled. However, despite RPG games experiencing a fallow period, the dialogue surrounding the viability of digital media and video games as a platform for storytelling through immersive, complex, participatory narratives continued to grow.

1997 saw the publication of Janet Murray's seminal academic work Hamlet on the Holodeck, which championed computer-based technologies, proposing that they would become the staging ground for "a new medium for storytelling." ...

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