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Wednesday, February 29 2012

Labyrinths of Childhood: Exploring 'The Path'

Herman Kern says that “a certain level of maturity is required to understand the shape of as well as to make the decision to venture into, a labyrinth." The girl who enters Grandmother’s house in the labyrinthian game, The Path, has just what it takes.


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Thursday, May 21 2009

The Path

The Path questions the value of established video game conventions that place a high value on scoring and doing things "the right way."


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Tuesday, November 15 2011

Necessary Failure: Some Late Thoughts on 'The Path'

If video games often tell the story of the boy saving the girl (from another castle, from a very large ape, or whatever) by allowing the player to take on that gendered role of hero and protagonist, it does raise the question of what the end goal of a player taking on the role of the girl in this oft told scenario should be.


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