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Story and Simulations for Serious Games by Terry Borst, Nick Iuppa

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Other Perspectives on Story

Stories are lies; and the storyteller is a liar. But few think in such terms. Honest, hardworking people sit enraptured, willingly absorbing the lies, finding within them reflections of themselves and their views of the world: right defeating evil, the worth of an individual will, the triumph of justice, the spirits of both man and woman raised above the mean existence of everyday survival. In the storyteller’s lies, they find a kind of truth. Perhaps not the kind of truth that is but the kind that should be. During the story, the truths are lived; afterwards feelings of those truths remain, to be remembered and touched during reality’s unceasing efforts to drive men and women into the futile mire of sameness. (From ...

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