"Whether you’re an experienced gamer or simply curious about the allure of open
world games, Nintendo’s latest installment in the long-running (35-year) Zelda
franchise, Tears of the Kingdom
provides a captivating single-player journey
through an intricately designed world.
But for many, the open world genre is a mystery. Being a gamer for over 40
years and having played the latest Zelda for more hours than I care to say, I
wanted to delve into open world games, what makes open worlds captivating and
the process of creating these expansive games.
Think of an open world game as like stepping into a virtual world where you can
go anywhere you want, do whatever you like and embark on exciting adventures in
a huge and detailed game world with lots of things to discover and missions to
While there is an over-arching plot to adhere to, in an open world game,
players can choose to ignore many of those narrative structures and go their
own way, and forge their own path."
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*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics