To Be Continued…..as a Movie: Games and Transmedia Storytelling

To Be Continued…..as a Movie: Games and Transmedia Storytelling

September 26, 2022

While video games are a unique narrative medium, they have plenty in common with media like movies and books. So much in common, in fact, that they can tell the same stories, in a style of storytelling that is referred to as transmedia. But what is transmedia storytelling?

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Introducing the VALUE intern!

Introducing the VALUE intern!

September 9, 2022

A new intern has arrived at VALUE! You can expect articles from me, as well as appearances on Streaming The Past. I will also be holding a survey. But who am I even?

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Books with Value

Books with Value

March 10, 2022

We Value our books and would like you to do so with us! We will hold our first book review on April 12th on stream and we invite anyone who is interested to read along with us!

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Civilized Barbarians in 0 A.D.

Civilized Barbarians in 0 A.D.

January 7, 2022

We all know and love our Barbarians and simply can’t get enough of them. Swaying their axes into history and chopping down civilizations wherever they set foot. Well, not in 0 A.D.!

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The Past-Present-Future Game Awards 2021!

The Past-Present-Future Game Awards 2021!

December 7, 2021

It’s that time of year where we make lists of the brilliant games we’ve played. Last year, we made a VALUE Game of the Year, this year it’s time for The Past-Present-Future Game Awards 2021!

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Mod-ception – The Player developer in 0 A.D.

Mod-ception – The Player developer in 0 A.D.

October 6, 2021

Part III of 0 A. D. A free open-source game of ancient warfare would not be open and free without a dedicated community. The community does not only play the game, but they can also tweak the game to their liking and they enthusiastically use this option!

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0 A.D. Part II: Bring in the Queens!

0 A.D. Part II: Bring in the Queens!

September 20, 2021

Today the second part of our 0 A.D. series! We take a look at a vital, but historically often overlooked, group of society: Women! Not only will we show some interesting historic characters, discuss the ‘standard’ citizen in this game, but also take a look at the limits of these ancient women.

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Heavy Rain: Revisited

Heavy Rain: Revisited

September 18, 2021

Marcel recently revisited a game he had played seven years ago: Heavy Rain. Back then, it’s ability to have players choose how the story would unfold was very new and revolutionary. Skip to seven years later, and there have been more and more narrative driven games where the player gets to influence the narrative. How does Heavy Rain hold up to modern standards? Before you read: Heavy spoiler alert. We’ve tried to hide the biggest plot-twists, but we cannot hide them all. Don’t say you haven’t been warned!

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The Deeper Layers