"Narrative-driven 'videogames' are not games at all" — an alternative history by Jimmy Maher

Let’s begin not with humanity’s love for games, but rather its love for stories. Certainly we can see a trend in certain kinds of art toward the telling of stories in ever deeper and more immersive ways. A few hundred years ago the novel came along, introducing the interior monologue; as time went on, novels were written in ever more immediate ways, with more quoted dialog and more realistic and…