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Her Story

Part 3 of the New York English Regents Exam asks students to write a well-developed, text-based response of two to three paragraphs based on a provided text. In the response, students must identify a central idea in the text and analyze how the author’s use of one writing strategy (literary element or literary technique or rhetorical device) develops this central idea.

A number of literary techniques and rhetorical devices can be found in Her Story. For this lesson, we will be focusing on foreshadowing. Since you play as a detective, the game is constantly giving clues and hints as to what happened with the woman in the videos. The game lets the player know when something important was said. It keeps the player guessing and making predictions of what will follow. It is the perfect example of how to incorporate foreshadowing into a narrative.

Her Story lets the player act as a detective. A crime fiction game with non-linear storytelling, Her Story revolves around a police database full of live action video footage. Players take on the role of the person sat before a police computer terminal, their own computer or device playing the part of the fictional computer. They type search queries and the database returns clips of the answers where the woman speaks those words.

Developed by Sam Barlow

Available on PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone and Android

Rated: 16 Years or Older

Video by Mark Brown