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  • 1. Designer by DayandWriter by Night

2. Setting Character Conflict Plot Action (rising/falling) Climax Resolution Conclusion 3. The Big 5 Qs of Mystery The driving force of Mystery and Suspense 4. Who? What? Where? When? Why? 5. Creator of SherlockHolmes Over 56 stories Crime Fiction England 6. Most Known for Noirclassics, High Sierra,Little Caesar andScarface 37+ stories 35+ films Most recurring themewas Redemption The appearance ofthe Femme Fatale 7. Master of Suspense Birds, NXNW,Rear Window andPsycho Creator of the terms:twist endings,MacGuffin and crimepsychological 8. From serious to funny 9. Over 100 differentanimation cartoons,half of which wereMystery themed. Scooby Doo Mystery was not justabout seriousgangsters anymore Supernatural elements,heroic characters andspy elements 10. Detective Comics,first appearance ofMystery and Herotheme Gritty realism,gangs, drugsblackmail 11. Traditional Mysteries(Locked Room andPuzzle Mysteries) Legal Thriller Medical Thriller Cozy Mystery Police Procedural hardboiled Private Eye 12. How do we go about writing mysteries? Because you already know your purpose. 13. To figure out the inbetweenBeginningMiddleEnding 14. How do we engage our players?Practically the same questionwe teachers have, how do weengage our students?Well any answer from a producerwill be sure to tell you to makesequels or introduce somethingnew to the mix. 15. Why should you care? What does Mystery have to do with it? 16. How does this translate to Games? 17. Mystery is a tool! What are you solving? What is the purpose? How do we come toa conclusion? 18. World of Warcraft Fables 19. Aspect Ratio Test(Should appear circular) Any Questions? 20. Designer by DayandWriter by Night