The Gaming Abstract

Narrative Design in Gaming Culture (Naruto)

May 31, 2019 Season 2 Episode 27
The Gaming Abstract
Narrative Design in Gaming Culture (Naruto)
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The Gaming Abstract
Narrative Design in Gaming Culture (Naruto)
May 31, 2019 Season 2 Episode 27
Mook the Dumb God
Deconstructing the narrative structure of Naruto.
Show Notes

I take a deep dive into the cultural zeitgeist that was Naruto once upon a time.

I have decided over the past two months to go back and actually read the Naruto Manga, and to no ones surprise, it's pretty garbage. However, it did get me thinking about the state of narrative design in all media.

This week, we deconstruct Naruto, what works, and what mostly doesn't, the representation of People of color, and black people, women, and the over-arching narrative pitfalls.

This is a long one, so grab some coffee, or a tea, and bring your body pillows.

Next month get ready for a deeper dive into the narrative structure of games!