Crafting Environment Narrative: Investigating Environmental Storytelling use in Video Game Narrative

Blair Findlay & Justin Carter Part of CW17

Environmental storytelling has become a useful tool in game design as it can be employed in different ways depending on the designer’s needs. The use of these techniques while documented aren’t described clearly for a designer to easily incorporate into their game designs. This paper explores environmental storytelling and its utilisation in games with the knowledge translated into the design and creation of principles to serve as the means of answering the needs of beginning designers.