Those of us who want games to be fun are fighting a losing battle against the human brain because fun is a process and routine is its destination.
Quotes by Raph Koster
In the end, if I can say with a straight face after a day’s work making games that one person out there learned to be a better leader, a better parent, a better co-worker, learned a new skill that kept her her job, a new skill that helped him advance the state of the art in his chosen field, a new skill that made their her grow a little… Then I will know that my work was valuable. It was worthwhile. It was a contribution to society.
By and large, people don’t play with game systems because of the stories. The stories that wrap the systems are usually side dishes for the brain. For one thing, it has been rare to see a game story written by an actual writer. As a result, they are usually around the high-school level of literary sophistication at best.