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By Mark J. P. Wolf

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

—Edward Castronova, Indiana University

Video video games became a big cultural strength, and inside their historical past, Myst and its sequel Riven stand out as influential examples. Myst and Riven: The international of the D’ni is a detailed research of 2 of the most well-liked and demanding games within the heritage of the style, investigating intimately their layout, their performance, and the gameplay adventure they supply gamers. whereas scholarly shut research has been utilized to movies for it slow now, it has in simple terms not often been utilized at this point to games. Mark J. P. Wolf makes use of components similar 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 constructions of the video games to ascertain their attract either serious and normal audiences, their legacy, and what made them great.

Myst and Riven is the inaugural e-book within the Landmark games sequence, edited by means of Mark J. P. Wolf and Bernard Perron, that is the 1st sequence to check person games of ancient significance.

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