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By Mark J. P. Wolf

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

—Edward Castronova, Indiana University

Video video games became an enormous cultural strength, and inside their historical past, Myst and its sequel Riven stand out as influential examples. Myst and Riven: The global of the D’ni is an in depth research of 2 of the most well-liked and important games within the historical past of the style, investigating intimately their layout, their performance, and the gameplay adventure they supply avid gamers. whereas scholarly shut research has been utilized to motion pictures for it slow now, it has in basic terms not often been utilized at this point to games. Mark J. P. Wolf makes use of components comparable to photographs 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 constructions of the video games to envision their entice either severe and common audiences, their legacy, and what made them great.

Myst and Riven is the inaugural e-book within the Landmark games sequence, edited by way of Mark J. P. Wolf and Bernard Perron, that's the 1st sequence to check person games of ancient significance.

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