Authored by: Clara Fernández-Vara

The Routledge Companion to Video Game Studies

Print publication date:  December  2013
Online publication date:  January  2014

Print ISBN: 9780415533324
eBook ISBN: 9780203114261
Adobe ISBN: 9781136290510


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Adventure games are one of the earliest genres derived from the intersection of games and digital media. Although they may not be a mainstream genre any more, their continual transformation through designs and technologies illustrates the struggle in reconciling narrative and gameplay. The versatility of adventure games is the key to the genre’s longevity and its constant experimentation with interfaces and storytelling explains why we keep making and playing them.

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