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En actionberättelse: en analys av de narrativa delarna i actiondatorspelet Halo
Södertörn University College, School of Communication, Technology and Design.
Södertörn University College, School of Communication, Technology and Design.
2003 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Student thesis
Abstract [en]

This essay is a narrative analyze of the computer game Halo. The purpose of the essay is to see what function the narrative elements have in a computer game of the action genre. The analyze is done with a neo-formalistic approach according to the theory of David Bordwell and Kristin Thompson. The choice of game was based on it's positive reviews mentioning the story. The essay tries to give a picture of research in the field and researchers views on narratives and computer games.

The conclusion is that this particular game uses the narrative to motivate progress through the game and give the player a goal to play towards. It's also been used to enhance the players experience.

Abstract [sv]

Uppsatsen gör en analys av de narrativa delarna i datorspelet Halo. Syftet med uppsatsen är att se vilken funktion de narrativa elementen fyller i ett datorspel i actiongenren. Analysen har gjort utifrån neoformalistisk teori enligt David Bordwell och Kristin Thompson. Valet av spel gjordes utifrån de positiva recensioner spelet fått som nämner historien i spelet. Uppsatsen försöker ge en bild av dagens forskning inom datorspel och narrativ och den bild framstående forskare har.

Slutsatsen är att spelet har använt narrativ för att fungera som drivkraft genom spelet och att ge spelaren det mål som man ska spela mot för att vinna. Det har också använts för att förhöja spelarens upplevelse.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Huddinge: Institutionen för kommunikation, teknik och design , 2003. , 63 p.
Keyword [en]
Halo, computer game, xbox, narrative, neo-formalist, ludology, drama
Keyword [sv]
Halo, datorspel, xbox, narrativ, dramaturgi, ludologi, neoformalistisk teori
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Information Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-341OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-341DiVA: diva2:16032
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Available from: 2005-09-09 Created: 2005-09-09

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