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Visual Novels: Narrative Design in Virtue's Last Reward


Among game genres, the visual novel has by far the strongest sense of narrative.But what is a visual novel, and how does it differ from other linear games and types of media such as movies, cartoons, comics, and books? In Japan, where domestic growth of visual novels has been strong, these games are often packed with eccentric and exciting new ideas. The methods that have been cultivated by numerous visual novel creators over the years could very well be applied to other video game genres to great effect. As we take a look at the unique aspects of the genre, we'll also look forward and discuss its future potential.

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  • GDC 2013
  • Kotaro Uchikoshi
  • Spike Chunsoft Co., Ltd.
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  • Design
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