What is environmental storytelling and what is it good for?
In this week's Gaming: The Podcast we discuss, dissect and deliberate on the concept of environmental storytelling, talk through some interesting examples and how it can work to change how we respond to games.
Good environmental storytelling can deeply impact our emotional response, how we see our own player characters and cause us to question our initial responses to our experiences.
As such, it's an incredibly important element of game and world design that goes well beyond text logs and corpses in corridors.
A video version of this podcast is available at https://www.youtube.com/c/indiebydesign
Music by Ben Prunty.