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.