The Page is a back again, with another meet-up event in Perth for writers, narrative designers and creatives interested in games and digital storytelling. The theme for this month’s meetup is “Normal”, so what is normal anyway?
Normality in games means something completely different than normality anywhere else. In a media form saturated in heroics and grand scale derring-do, what does it mean to Press A to brush your teeth?
Let’s talk about how games handle mundanity of everyday life, and what constitutes normality in game worlds. Are we over-saturated with magic and spaceships? What happens when a game embraces mundanity, like Gone Home or Firewatch?