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383). Emotional Design of Computer Games and Fiction Films 25 The level of interface. In films, the interface is the audiovisual representation of the narrative. Cinematic techniques shape style and tone and add connotative meaning. In games, the level of interface serves the additional function of communicating between game-system and player. It can convey information acoustically, visually and haptically, providing the player with a feedback to his or her actions and with clues about what to do.
If it exists at all, the documentary-game genre is in its infancy. As such, in this work we take a speculative approach, moving from a documentary theory to a model of what games might deserve the name, and finally a proposal for what documentary games might look like in the future. By examining games in terms of documentary conventions, we ask if it is reasonable to call games documentaries in the first place, if such games expand the role of the form from photography and film, and if the title can shed light on the role and reception of the games that adopt the term ‘documentary’.
We have seen people passed out in the corner, their friends trying to coax them back to consciousness by upping their caffeine intake. Everyone should see E3 once to experience the adrenaline rush. E3’s economic function is well understood by anyone who has spent more than a few minutes thinking about the games industry. This is where buyers from Wal-Mart Electronic Boutique and other chain stores first encounter the coming year’s product. The major game companies are hyping their hottest new titles, smaller companies are trying to break into the market.