The Story Matters
A compelling narrative, complex characters, dynamic script, great sound effects and visually stunning effects all pulled seamlessly together to create a great piece of work.
So we are talking about films aren’t we? Well not quite. We’re actually taking about computer games, at a time when the boundaries between the two are more blurred than ever,
Story matters for Hollywood Director David Fincher who produced the HALO 4 trailer, which was released last 2012. David Goyers, the co-writer of Christopher Nolan’s epic “The Dark Knight Trilogy” has also penned the script for the Call of Duty Games from Activision. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, is the first shooter video game and the latest hit became the fastest selling game of all time, it was developed by Treyarch and published by Activision (The Square Enix for Japan).
The impact of storytellers and leading Hollywood writers and Directors crossing the divide to work on computer games has wider and exciting implications for the gaming industry and for future MMO releases. We’re not just talking about film adaptations, news of the WOW movie has long got the blogosphere talking, but the role of some of the most respected writers and story tellers in Hollywood working on the story lines for computer games at inception is an exciting and welcome trend.
Technology has, and will continue to push the boundaries of what we can expect from games, with breath-taking graphics and near faultless effects. The danger for modern games, and films, of overlooking storyline and plot in place of visual impact has long been a concern for gamers and challenge for developers.
The influx of high quality real world story tellers can only help benefit the gaming industry, teasing us with a potential future of more exciting, more engaging and more compelling games in the future…we can’t wait!