Story is something that has always captured me as a child; the folklore, the mystery, the art of capturing your imagination. As a child, it’s so easily done, but as an adult it’s harder to be captivated as there are so many distractions and lack of imagination. Often story is overlooked in games/film but the emphasis is put onto other aspects, such as VFX, actor screen time etc. Story is always King.
A story can be based around a character, an inanimate object, a feeling , anything you want it to be, it all comes from imagination.
Where can one find such inspiration? Art exhibitions, photography, a colour, poetry, shapes , anything that you put your mind too.
Early games such as Kings Quest 7 were a huge inspiration to me. A simple point and click game that travelled between vastly different locations, encountering weird and wonderful characters along your way. You also played two sides of the story with different characters which both linked up in the end. The objects you collected you could trade and use to interact with the world around you. Back then, there was no internet for walkthroughs, so you really had to put yourself in the game and immerse yourself. You had to think and become the character; for me that was a nostalgic and magical experience.