How Journey Tells Story Using Game Mechanics

If you are interested in game narrative and game design, Journey is a must play game. This title highlights telling a story through in-game actions and systems.

So it’s a great introduction into:

  • ludonarrative harmony- how the game tells the story through the player not to the player
  • mechanics design– how to structure game mechanics within a world
  • narrative design– how to flesh out the environment to represent larger narrative themes

Download your own copy of my 2016 GDC Game Narrative Review to learn more about these concepts.