At PAX Prime in Seattle, Double Fine’s Tim Schafer and Valve’s Erik Wolpaw gave a panel called “Plot vs. Play” in which they discussed the ongoing debate about gameplay and story. The panel was co-hosted by Kotaku‘s own Jason Schreier.
One of the writers of Portal 2, Erik Wolpaw, gave a talk last week at NYU’s Game centre. You may have become aware of this because of the number of stories that ushered forth from the talk, like Wolpaw’s passion for Rick the Adventure Sphere or why Chell doesn’t speak….
The lead character of the Portal series is silent. For two games, Chell hasn’t spoken, and one of the pesky robots that chatters away at her in Aperture Science even suggests there might be something wrong with her.