Tone is the emotional expression of a story’s theme, as well as the source of mood and atmosphere.
Final Fantasy VII:
Final Fantasy VII’s memorable opening succeeds by weaving in character, setting, theme, and conflict.
Narrative Analysis: Showing and Telling
Despite the oft-repeated axiom, ‘show, don’t tell,’ both showing and telling have a place in storytelling.
About Cutscene University
At Cutscene University, our goal is to teach the essentials of storytelling by using the vibrant, engaging stories from both classic and modern video games.
Go beyond the basics with topics like exposition, pacing, and stakes.
StoryScan: Critical Hits and Weak Points
Study the highs and lows of popular video game stories.