Just to round off the current series of posts on the story structure (or narrative structure ) of a game, I think it’s worth mentioning a few more terms that you’re likely to see if you explore this topic in further depth. First up is the idea of a story arc – this is the principle storyline/narrative thread in a game, (although it may also be refer to one of several coherent storylines in a game, as for example in a game with a threaded structure). Using television or radio soaps as an example, (or equally, serialised comic book stories, or game and film franchises/sequels) a story arc is an extended storyline that may weave several consecutive episodes together in narrative terms, whilst still allowing each individual episode to explore its own, ‘local’ storyline. To contrive an example, a series of inevitable points in a foldback story structure can be used to construct the story arc that plays out through a game as a whole.
A story arc is an extended or continuing storyline in episodic storytelling media such as television , comic books , comic strips , boardgames , video games , and in some cases, films . On a television program , for example, the story would unfold over many episodes. In television, the use of the story arc is much more common in dramas than in comedies , especially in soap operas . Webcomics are more likely to use story arcs than newspaper comics , as most web comics have readable archives online that a newcomer to the strip can read in order to understand what is going on. Although story arcs have existed for decades, the term "story arc" was coined in 1988 in relation to the television series Wiseguy , [ 1 ] and was quickly adapted for other uses.
Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Un arc narratif ou story arc est constitué d'une saison entière ou d'un groupe d'épisodes d'une série télévisée , d'un manga ou d'un comics qui constitue une histoire à part entière en s'appuyant sur une intrigue commune qui se développe au fur et à mesure. En cela, l'arc télévisuel est à opposer au standalone . L'arc narratif se distingue d'un cycle qui clôt une intrigue dans une série. Un cycle peut être formé d'un ou plusieurs arcs. Par exemple, l'arc de la cinquième saison de Buffy contre les vampires est l'origine de Dawn, la petite sœur de Buffy.
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