9.9. Boss Battle - Story AnalysisΒΆ

Pick a game or movie story that seems to follow the Hero’s Journey pattern (other than the Matrix or Star Wars) and deconstruct it. While not every story has every one of these elements, you should be able to identify at least 9-10 of the 12. (If not, pick a different story.)

Act 1

  1. The Ordinary World
  2. The Call to Adventure
  3. Refusal of the Call
  4. Meeting with the Mentor
  5. Crossing the First Threshold

Act 2

  1. Tests, Allies and Enemies
  2. Approach to the Innermost Cave
  3. The Ordeal
  4. Reward

Act 3

  1. The Road Back
  2. The Resurrection
  3. Return with the Elixir
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Game Design Concepts by Ian Schreiber (CC BY-NC 3.0)