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By Mark J. P. Wolf

“Myst and Riven is well-written, fascinating, on-topic, insightful, and a true excitement to read.”

—Edward Castronova, Indiana University

Video video games became a tremendous cultural strength, and inside their background, Myst and its sequel Riven stand out as influential examples. Myst and Riven: The global of the D’ni is an in depth research of 2 of the most well-liked and demanding games within the historical past of the style, investigating intimately their layout, their performance, and the gameplay event they supply gamers. whereas scholarly shut research has been utilized to motion pictures for a while now, it has basically hardly ever been utilized at this point to games. Mark J. P. Wolf makes use of parts equivalent to pix and sound, the video games’ temper and surroundings and the way they're generated, the geography and layout of the electronic worlds, and the narrative buildings of the video games to check their entice either serious and normal audiences, their legacy, and what made them great.

Myst and Riven is the inaugural publication within the Landmark games sequence, edited by means of Mark J. P. Wolf and Bernard Perron, that's the 1st sequence to ascertain person games of old significance.

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