Sunday, October 20, 2002

In order to understand the characters in computer games we may turn towards Joseph Campbell. George Lucas based the Luke Skywalker hero in the movie Star Wars on Joseph Campbell's work The Hero With A Thousand Faces. This is a Jungian approach to the art of storytelling. But it might be useful in computer game worlds as well. Timothy O'Neil's The Individuated Hobbit shows how Jungian psychology may be applied to the works of Tolkien. The results are much more fruitful than any Freudian analysis I have ever seen.

Do we dare follow this track?


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