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Frontiers in Art Research, 2024, 6(1); doi: 10.25236/FAR.2024.060114.

The gamification interactive narrative and theme expression of the suspense online drama The Reset


Liu Yanchang

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Liu Yanchang

Tianjin Polytechnic University, Tianjin, 300387, China


The suspense drama “The Reset” creates a "suspense + emotion" domestic high score word-of-mouth drama. Using the narrative structure of time loop as a variant, the work integrates the interactive narrative of gamification into the system, forming a narrative space of "film and game combination". The multi-angle low-level group narrative unfolds the plot, and the realistic context integrates the surreal virtual cycle of time and space variables. The protagonist explores the various aspects of life gathered by ordinary people on the way to solve puzzles and chase after the murderer, extensively involving the real world's difficulties and hardships, creating a realistic theme expression outside the game.


“The Reset”; Gamified narrative; Interactive narrative; Theme expression

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Liu Yanchang. The gamification interactive narrative and theme expression of the suspense online drama The Reset. Frontiers in Art Research (2024), Vol. 6, Issue 1: 76-79. https://doi.org/10.25236/FAR.2024.060114.


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