About Ludonarratology


Ludonarratology is a gaming blog by Sparky Clarkson, with a focus on exploring the relationship between game mechanics, traditional storytelling methods, and the game narrative as experienced by the player. It is also a place where I snark about the latest headlines in the gaming world. I also write reviews for GameCritics.com.

I welcome content from readers, but I do not have the time or energy to spend on substantial editing. I accept well-written in-depth essays at my e-mail address (below). Readers may also submit “Short Take” articles matching the format of this post. Reader submissions should at least satisfy the comment policy. I reserve the right to reject any reader submission at any time, for any reason. This site uses Spivak pronouns for nonspecific third-person reference.

Unless otherwise noted, all content on this site is covered by a Creative Commons Attribution – Noncommercial – Share Alike 3.0 United States License. Any commercial use of this material, or display of this material on a for-profit website, must be cleared with the author first. User submissions will also be governed by this license, so do not send me anything if you are uncomfortable with it.

I can be reached at sparky ( a t ) mwclarkson.com . If I have failed to properly attribute an image you created, please contact me so I can correct the error.

The title graphic incorporates text from Ben Abraham’s Permanent Death project.

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