Friday, October 24, 2014

Resources I've Used To Learn

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Here are my subscriptions and bookmarks that have helped me learn about storytelling over the last few years:



These shows don't focus on story specifically, but there is a lot of content pertaining to it, and plenty of reviews and critiques of story-based games.

Errant Signal
Notable episodes: The Last of Us, Bioshock Infinite, Spec Ops: The Line, Gone Home, GTAIV, Half Life

Notable episodes: The Last of Us, Bioshock Infinite, Ico, Shadow of the Colossus, Journey and Dear Esther, New 'n Tasty

Extra Credits
Some their earlier stuff like Spec Ops and Journey. There are so many episodes I can't remember the story specific ones.

Notable episodes: Planescape Torment, Choice and Consequence, The Shandification of Fallout

Classic game design, but can be applied to any kind of game.

Notable episodes: Plot analysis over various games, Bioshock Infinite top 5

Film / Other

Every Frame A Painting
For cinematic storytelling, this is some of the best analysis anywhere.

Mr. Plinkett
Epic reviews of the Star Wars prequels.

Your Movie Sucks
The YMS videos are great, especially for The Walking Dead.



The Astronauts blog
Raph Koster


Go Into The Story
Film Crit Hulk


Story by Robert McKee
Screenwriting Tips, You Hack by Xander Bennett
On Writing by Stephen King
Understanding Comics by Scott McCloud


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