Interactive novel: SC2VN, a digital comic about Starcraft players
“SC2VN is a visual novel about the South Korean Starcraft 2 scene. You play as Mach, a foreign semi-pro trying to make it in eSports”. This a an example of the relatively little-known interactive-novel genre, and I’m particularly interested in how it meta-reflects on game culture by telling a story about professional Starcraft players. From the Ars Technica review: “The game does a transcendent job of matching big-budget documentaries in communicating the love of e-sports”.
SC2VN can be downloaded for free at http://www.sc2vn.com/ and it works on Mac, Windows, Linux.