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The Game Maker’s Companion: Game Development: The Journey Continues by Jacob Hagbood, Kevin Crossley, Martin Rijks, Nana Nielsen

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Chapter 8. Storytelling in Theory

When people told themselves their pasts with stories, explained their present with stories, foretold the future with stories; the best place by the fire was kept for the storyteller.

Jim Henson's Storyteller

Since the first campfire was lit, humans have told each other stories. There is just something magical about them. They allow us a glimpse into other lives, other situations than our own, and provide us with a better understanding of everything around us. Just like playing is a form of practice in agility and in hunting and surviving, so stories offer mental play to allow us to prepare for situations that might possibly arise. Stories are just naturally fascinating for us and we are drawn to them.

They are also ...

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