Abstraction and Theme, Part 2 - A theme by any other name...To tell a story or not to tell a story? That is the question the SnakesCast asks this week as we discuss theme in games. We continue the discussion with some examples of excellent theme use in games.
To tell a story or not to tell a story? That is the question the SnakesCast asks this week as we delve into the concept of theme vs. abstraction in games - or in other words, whether a game has a narrative hook or not. Today, Wednesday December 13th 2017, we continue by discussing some games that we feel use theme entirely to their benefit.
Games discussed: Lord of the Rings: The Confrontation; Stratego; Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective; Tales of the Arabian Nights; T.I.M.E. Stories