Gorogoa was displayed at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival 2013 alongside three other games that borrow structural elements and sequential art from comics. One of those was Framed, a film noir-inspired narrativepuzzle game that displays animated sequences out of order and tasks you with rearranging the frames back into place. A sequel,
Framed2, is due out in early 2017. WhereIsMy
Heart? was also shown at the festival. Its fantasy world is broken into square fragments that have to be pieced together using the varying abilities of the forest spirits who dwell within. The fourth game was Storyteller, which tasks you with building visual stories using props and characters. The idea is to assign them into positions across the panels of an interactive comic so that desires, monsters, and betrayals are played against each other.
Ken Wong is leading his new studio Mountains in finding fresh ways to tell interactive stories