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About Cutscene University

At Cutscene University, our goal is to teach the fundamentals of narrative analysis by using the vibrant, engaging stories featured in both classic and modern video games. 

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Game Study: Ocarina of Time

Storytelling has a shape. It dominates the way all stories are told and can be traced back not just to the Renaissance, but to the very beginnings of the recorded word. It’s a structure that we absorb avidly whether in art-house or airport form and it’s a shape that may be – though we must be careful – a universal archetype.

John Yorke

Producer and Script Editor