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By Mark J. P. Wolf

“Myst and Riven is well-written, fascinating, on-topic, insightful, and a true excitement to read.”

—Edward Castronova, Indiana University

Video video games became a tremendous cultural strength, and inside of their heritage, Myst and its sequel Riven stand out as influential examples. Myst and Riven: The international of the D’ni is an in depth research of 2 of the preferred and critical games within the heritage of the style, investigating intimately their layout, their performance, and the gameplay adventure they supply gamers. whereas scholarly shut research has been utilized to movies for it slow now, it has in basic terms hardly ever been utilized at this point to games. Mark J. P. Wolf makes use of components akin to photos and sound, the video games’ temper and surroundings and the way they're generated, the geography and layout of the electronic worlds, and the narrative buildings of the video games to envision their attract either serious and normal audiences, their legacy, and what made them great.

Myst and Riven is the inaugural booklet within the Landmark games sequence, edited via Mark J. P. Wolf and Bernard Perron, that's the 1st sequence to ascertain person games of old significance.

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