Guest Post: Narrative in Horror Games

Oops, looks like I forgot to reblog the post I wrote for Duck’s blog last week. Here it is for all of you who are interested!

The Duck of Indeed

To celebrate October, the contributors of “United We Game” are trading posts all written on the topic of what is scary in video games, a most perfect topic for Halloween, no?  And today, the Duck is sharing with you all a post written by Sam Leung, blogger of “Cheeese Toastie and Video Games”, and her take on the importance of a good story in horror games.  And so I now present “Narrative in Horror Games”.

What? Narrative in horror games? Who needs it? All we really need is a scary atmosphere, some creepy looking monsters and sounds that seem to come from nowhere and everywhere all at once and you’ve got yourself a good horror game right? Well, if you read my guest post on GIMMGP last week, you’ll know that I don’t think it’s that simple. There are many factors that go into making a…

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