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Storytelling tricks that video games haven’t tried, Part 1: The imaginary friend

I’m hashing out ideas for a story-heavy video game, something like The Walking Dead, Fa├žade, or one of the more interactive visual novels. I’m not going to spoil the plot too much; it’s basically grimdark magical girl stuff like Puella Magi Madoka Magica. Working title is The Sisterhood (a surprisingly underused┬átitle, especially compared to The Brotherhood). It’s going to be very low budget if it happens at all. But I hope to make up for it with dialogue and storytelling tricks I haven’t seen before in video games. (If you have seen them before, please tell me all about it.)

by clearkid on deviantart

by clearkid on deviantart

I don’t know if there’s a video game of Calvin & Hobbes in which you control Hobbes, but if there isn’t, they’re missing an opportunity to seriously mindfuck some players.

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