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Are adventure games really games? Warren Spector breaks it down.

As we tumble into an age where our created experiences increasingly defy labels (Is that a game or an ad? A contest or a story?) it’s good to get some perspective from calmer minds.

Warren Spector is a veteran game maker. His resume includes classics like Deus Ex and System Shock. His new blog asks the question, “Are Telltale games really games?”

Telltale is a company known for crafting engaging interactive experiences like The Walking Dead. While the work grabs us, does it make us play?