Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

Potencial expressivo nos jogos indie e gamearte : Breve análise dos jogos Flower e Journey

Bruno Enrique de Paula, Hermes Renato Hildebrand


Digital games have been shown to be a powerful expressive and
communicative medium, struggling against the traditional view of games as
shallow media. It’s especially at indie games space that there has been a
greater experimentation, shifting this paradigm. Flower and Journey are in this
indie universe, and these games have reached a great success in many
spheres, helping this paradigm shift and favoring a new way to face digital
games. The objective of this work is to reflect about the gameplay experience
of both games, showing how these games innovated and helping to understand
why these games have reached an important position on last years.

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