When she unfolds a quilt, it’s more like she’s opening a storybook. Sandy Sutton has been collecting and studying antique quilts longer that I’ve been alive. Her extra bedroom is a library, stuffed wall to wall with quilted stories, some written more than a hundred years ago. Her obsession has made her more than a just quilt collector. She reads the stitches like words on a page. They whisper their secrets.
A good video game is a little bit like a quilt. Strong art, interesting characters, and good storytelling are like the fabric, batting, and thread. Those elements are stitched together to create something new and interesting. Blizzard’s Overwatch game is one of these ‘quilts.’ It’s all about heroes.