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PAX Australia - Death in Shadowgate

Death in Shadowgate
PAX Australia

Rym presented "Losing" at PAX Australia 2014. This is an excerpt from that lecture concerning the ridiculous deaths in Shadowgate and how, in a sense, they allow us to explore a narrative not of victory, but of failure.

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  • I loved killing off the main characters in the sierra point and click adventures. In that genre discovering a dead end is important because the games were like mazes. If you know that walking into the moat kills you you know for certain that the solution to the puzzle is not one where you go into the water and find or use an item.
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