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Digital Storytelling, 2nd Edition by Carolyn Handler Miller

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CHAPTER 6

Characters, Dialogue, and Emotions

What are the major types of characters in digital storytelling, and how do they differ from characters found in linear media?

Why is it worthwhile to give time and attention to creating your villains?

How does interactivity affect the way characters communicate with us?

What can you do to increase the user’s emotional response to an interactive work, and why is this matter even worth considering?

CHARACTERS IN AN INTERACTIVE ENVIRONMENT

Characters are an essential element of all forms of storytelling, from our ancestors’ oral recitations of myths and epics to today’s high-tech computer-assisted narratives. Characters pull us into the story and give it life. We empathize with our heroes and identify ...

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