Comedy in Video Games

Link: gaminglives.com

Date Published: May 28th, 2014

Extract:

They say that comedy equals tragedy plus time. And usually, that’s true. Take an awkward or tragic situation, put enough hours on the clock between it and the present and voila, humour occurs. Television and film have an absolute gold mine of comedic timing to play with, allowing anything up to an hour and a half for a joke to pay off (such as Paranorman).

It’s why British comedies such as Peep Show and The Office are so successful. Time is the great distance, an ever-widening plain, which is why it is very difficult to create a comedic video game.

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