I’ve written a guest post for Betterblog, the blog similar to this one run by Failbetter Games. I’ve been greatly enjoying their Echo Bazaar browser game, which is a narrative game inspired in part by King of Dragon Pass (though it goes in a very different direction). My article discusses the approaches both games have taken to putting actual narrative into games.
One note about Echo Bazaar: don’t be put off by the Facebook or Twitter login. It absolutely does not spam your social network.
Update: it looks like the original link may not work any more. The post is now here.