It’s said that video games are going to surpass other methods of mass entertainment in the early 21st century. So will video games ever become as common an experience as listening to the radio, watching TV, or going to the movies? Chances are good as more designers understand that story-driven games are a prime motivator, not just an afterthought.
Think of some of best games you’ve ever played- did they have characters, places, and plots you could relate to? More than likely that’s the case. Getting people to play a game is easy, make it accessible to them. Getting people to keep playing over and over and want more after they’re done takes the elements of storytelling that best-sellers and cult favorites are known for.
What are some of your favorite cult games, and what is it about them that keeps you coming back?