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Senior Honors Thesis
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This thesis provides a brief summary of contemporary approaches to the study of interactive narratives. After criticizing the approaches of ludology and narratology, the thesis speaks of the advantages of studying ludonarrative harmony and dissonance. Finally, an example of ludonarrative critique is given focusing on the game Journey by thatgamecompany.
Pynenburg, Travis, "Games Worth a Thousand Words: Critical Approaches and Ludonarrative Harmony in Interactive Narratives" (2012). Honors Theses and Capstones. 70.