Department of English

Quests: Design, Theory and History in Games and Narratives (AK Peters Ltd, 2008)

Tue, July 8, 2008

"Howard impressively handles bridging the gap between interactive fiction and classical literature with a thoroughly researched and well-argued treatise that focuses itself squarely on the two mediums connections and similarities." --Daniel Erickson, Principal Lead Writer, BioWare Austin

"Jeff Howard's Quests is an incisive and highly accessible book that leads the reader on an exploration of literature, computer games, and a connection between them." --Nick Montfort, author of Twisty Little Passages

"Howard is a true Renaissance man in these electronic times. He merges his knowledge and love of literature with his enthusiasm for computer games and the unexplored possibilities of the new medium. Human intellectual activity has a common base, be it expressed in the form of poems or computer games, and Howard shows us some of the most stunning connections between the old form of quest literature and the new challenges of games." --Dr. Susana Tosca, Associate Professor, IT University of Copenhagen

Jeff Howard received his BA from the University of Tulsa (2000) and his MA (2002) and PhD (2007) from the University of Texas at Austin, all in English. He is currently a lecturer in the English department at the University of Texas at Austin.

His director was Anthony Hilfer.

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