Sarah’s Gaming Blog

  • Female Characters in Video Games = Equality?

    August 16, 2019 by

    People have fought for equal representation in texts for as long as they’ve been around. Several media formats have been deconstructed and analysed to examine how females are represented and how often such as in TV shows and movies. This is no different in video games. The last few years have seen Triple-A games such… Read more

  • Project Dossier: How Dungeons and Dragons can help your writing

    June 21, 2020 by

    Introduction and Overview The Digital Artefact presented is a video essay discussing the narrative elements and game mechanics of Dungeons & Dragons and analysing how they create the game experience. Rather than focusing on the debate between narratology vs ludology in gaming, I approached the project from the viewpoint of how both narrative and mechanics… Read more

  • BETA Progress Report of Video Essay

    May 17, 2020 by

    Overview The initial concept for my video essay, which can be found in an earlier blog post, was a discussion on the rise of Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) on YouTube through a case study of The Oxventurer’s Guild (OX). After feedback on my initial concept I have altered the topic and am now going to… Read more

  • Murder But With Cards and Dice

    May 8, 2020 by

    For the group project, I am collaborating with Jack Kelly and Steff Harris to create a murder mystery board game called: How Can I Get Away With Murder? It will be a multi-player board game involving move-and-roll, strategy, object collection and advantage/disadvantage cards. We have been using a Google Doc as a way to both… Read more

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