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About Games

Posted by on Feb 13, 2014 in Blog

2.1 Gamification in context Gamification ist not Making everything a game or an immersive 3D virtual world  any games in the workplace any use of games in the businesss Simulations (although they may constitute serious games) just for marketing, costumer engagement or PBLs ( points, badges, leaderboards ) Game theory Gamification is Listening to what […]

What is Gamification?

Posted by on Jan 27, 2014 in Storytelling

Today starts a new MOOC on Coursera.org, which is called Gamification by Kevin Werbach from the University of Pennsylvania.   Learning goals are: What is gamification? Why it might be valuable How to do it effectively? Specific applications   Starting with a short definition of gamification by Kevin : The use of game elements and […]

Transmedia Storytelling Part 1

Posted by on Dec 7, 2013 in Storytelling
Transmedia Storytelling Part 1

Introduction to Transmedia Storytelling   TRANSMEDIA STORYTELLING different types of media present individual stories, which as a whole, make up a larger story world NOT adapting an existing story to a different type of media (Storymooc 2013 University of Applied Sciences Potsdam) Applying the idea of franchising, e.g. a trilogy of books into transmedia storytelling […]

Location Based Storytelling

Posted by on Dec 5, 2013 in Storytelling
Location Based Storytelling

  What is Location Based Storytelling? media format closely tied to real world locations using GPS DATA and MAPS to guide through the experience while interacting with the user and his/her position requires a technical devices ( Smartphone, Tablets, … ) needs an active gamer/ user with a strong lean- forward approach ( physical movement in the real world […]

Storytelling In Digital Games

Posted by on Nov 25, 2013 in Storytelling
Storytelling In Digital Games

  It is a given that all games have at least rudimentary narrative dimensions and that if they setup to do so they can tell very elaborate stories. (Dr. Mark Butler)   (Sources: Spacewar!, Advent, Donkey Kong) Examples from the Slideshow:  Spacewar! (1962) – The 1st digital computer game. It’s a two-player game in which each player takes control […]

Inspirational Week

Posted by on Nov 20, 2013 in Storytelling
Inspirational Week

Inspirations Pixar’s 22 Rules of Storytelling Stephan Vladimir Bugaj – Multi-Media Storyteller  Companion film for Chipotle’s new app-based game (The Scarecrow 2013)   Resources of MOOC lecturers   Robert Pratten John Truby, The Anatomy of Story Jesse Schell, The Art of Game Design: A Book of Lenses Mark JP Wolf, Building Imaginary Worlds: The Theory […]

Audiovisual Series On The Web

Posted by on Nov 12, 2013 in Storytelling
Audiovisual Series On The Web

Web Television: originally designed and produced for the web can be single or continous Webisodes distributional platforms: Youtube, Vimeo, Newsground, … Examples: H+ The Guild Dormlife Stop Bullying Web Therapy Other Resources: Web Series Channel List of Webisodes on Youtube   Funding of international TV formats via commercials, Public TV (GEZ) and/ or Pay TV. Whereas Webseries just […]

Serial Storytelling on TV

Posted by on Nov 2, 2013 in Storytelling
Serial Storytelling on TV

Unlike serial formats, many novels, films/movies or even a lot of video games consist of a clear beginning, a middle and an end. To a certain extent, they can be considered to be ONE-OFFS. Fundamental characteristics of serials (in contrast to one-offs): extended conversation ( depth of story and character) emotional connection more detailed stories   […]

Introduction to Storytelling

Posted by on Oct 26, 2013 in Storytelling
Introduction to Storytelling

The Future of Storytelling is a MOOC ( Massive Open Online Course ) promoted by the Design Department at the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam, starting on 25 October 2013 Learning results: 1. How do fictional stories work? Which structures and mechanics are used? 2. How do new technologies influence the ways stories are told and […]