CHAPTER 2

Backwater to Mainstream: The Growth of Digital Entertainment

How did international conflicts spur the development of modern computers and the Internet?

What challenges do people face when creating content for a new medium?

Who was a more likely candidate to invent the first computer game: a physicist working with an oscilloscope or a teenage kid fooling around on a PC?

What effect is digital media having on traditional forms of entertainment like movies and TV?

AN EXTREMELY RECENT BEGINNING

The development of the modern computer gave birth to a brand new form of narrative: digital storytelling. Sometimes it is difficult to keep in mind that even the oldest types of digital storytelling are quite recent innovations, especially when ...

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