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Interactive Storytelling for Video Games by Chris Klug, Josiah Lebowitz

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CHAPTER

Nine

Branching Path Stories

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FIGURE 9.1

Branching path storytelling.

While multiple-ending stories only allow the player to choose the game’s ending, branching path stories insert multiple decision points throughout the story, allowing the player to make a series of choices as he or she progresses through the game. Though some of these decisions have little to no lasting effects on the main plot, others can change it significantly, causing it to branch off in another direction entirely (hence the name). Branching path stories have multiple endings, but unlike in multiple-ending stories, the player doesn’t follow the same path to reach all ...

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