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Character Development and Storytelling for Games, Second Edition by Lee Sheldon

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FUNNY BONE: ROTFLMAO!

Something familiar,

Something peculiar,

Something for everyone:

A comedy tonight!

—Stephen Sondheim, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Communication between human beings in Internet chat rooms and online games is still predominantly accomplished with text. Many ways to streamline all that keyboarding have been developed, such as acronyms like the elaborate ROFLMAO, which stands for Rolling On Floor Laughing My Ass Off. This indicates to those reading that whatever remark prompted it was even funnier than a remark that prompted only LOL (Laughing Out Loud). We love our comedy in entertainment. And games are no exception.

Comedy games are not as common as action games. Often, they are aimed at younger audiences. ...

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