CHAPTER  3

Moving Towards Convergence

Over the years, there has been a great deal of talk—some say hype—about convergence. But what do people actually mean by the term?

Where are we today in terms of convergence? Have there been any success stories so far?

Why should people who create interactive entertainment be aware of developments in convergence? How is convergence related to digital storytelling at all?

CONVERGENCE: AN ONGOING DEBATE

The topic of convergence has sparked many a debate within the world of interactive technology. For years, people in media have been awaiting the coming of convergence as eagerly as the people in ancient days awaited the Messiah. Nevertheless, industry professionals argued back and forth about what “convergence” ...

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