Every Day The Same Dream Analysis

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The game Every Day the Same Dream is an artistically narrative game by Molleindustria. Although the narration may not be the game’s strongest point, it still plays a significant role in the representation of the game. One of the strong qualities of video games is the ability to give players the power and freedom to affect the story by making intriguing choices. In many of the games, the decisions a player makes could affect the ending in many ways such as providing a different cut-scene compared to other decisions. An example of this occurrence is in games like the Final Fantasy series, where there are multiple endings to the game. All of them come from decisions you make over the course of the game. This isn’t the case in modern games however, specifically in Every Day the Same Dream. The choices you make in the Every Day the Same Dream are insubstantial which gives the players freedom to make choices that will have no impact what so ever in the aftermath. The entirety of the gameplay experience is typically about making different choices throughout this short artistic game. The game Every Day the Same Dream uses an interactive narrative style which consists of different sequences that can be done in different order, all of which lead to the same ending. …show more content…
“game is a kind of abstract storytelling that resembles the world of common experience but compresses it in order to heighten interest.” Janet Murray (1997, 142). Those decisions in a narrative standpoint can be related to the real-world issues. Due to the political issues the game Every Day the Same Dream relates to, it can be argued to be an experience more than of what a game can be. It could be a message or a wake-up call for the players to start realizing the repetitive circle that we all live in. A way to change this every day repetitive routine into another dream far from the one the life character lives and possibly, us people live

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