New Documentary Takes A Look At Interactive Fiction

by Jeff Cork on Feb 01, 2011 at 03:53 AM

As gamers become more mature and experienced, it's only natural that we start looking at games with a more sophisticated and critical eye. Scott Steinberg has been working on a series of short video documentaries that do just that, and the latest one is a must-see for anyone interesting in interactive storytelling.

Through interviews with gaming veterans like Ultima's Richard Garriott and Gabriel Knight's Jane Jensen, Steinberg explores how storytelling has evolved over the decades. There's also a fair amount of discussion on what could be done better, which is always interesting. Take a look at the clip below if you have about 11 minutes or so to spare. It's a fascinating discussion on something that we often take for granted.