Narrative Analysis 301
Sales, Marketing, and Advanced Analysis
Adapting a story from one form to another requires respect for both the medium and the audience.
Knowing the context of a game’s creation, distribution, and reception adds depth to our understanding of the work.
Influences & Inspirations
Artists find inspiration in other creative works, both inside and outside their medium.
Paratext is the material that exists to support, contextualize, and promote a creative work.
A pitch is a brief summary that invites the audience into the world of a story.
A good prequel adds depth to the original material while telling a compelling stand-alone story.
Sequels are supposed to be low-risk and high-reward, but they still have to capture the elements that made the originals great.
Summarizing a story means distilling it down to its essential plot points.