INDEXICAL STORYTELLING : A story without words

University essay from Högskolan i Skövde/Institutionen för informationsteknologi

Abstract: The purpose of this study is to investigate how indexical storytelling in a 3D scene could affect the players understanding of narrative and how they navigate the scene. The background of the study presents what indexical storytelling is and goes briefly into color interpretation.To answer how indexical storytelling affects players a 3D scene was made, containing indexical objects which the 10 participants could go through and explore in semi-structured qualitative interviews. This was to see if the participants understood the narrative of the scene and the similarities or dissimilarities between people with experience in different game genres.The result showed a possible tendency in the participants understanding the narrative of the scene. But additional studies and participants are required to be able to come to any larger scale conclusion or generalizations.

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