Atari Age

Author: Michael Z. Newman
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262035715
Size: 21.92 MB
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The cultural contradictions of early video games: a medium for family fun (but mainly for middle-class boys), an improvement over pinball and television (but possibly harmful)

Atari To Zelda

Author: Mia Consalvo
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262034395
Size: 12.89 MB
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The cross-cultural interactions of Japanese videogames and the West, from DIY localization by fans to corporate strategies of "Japaneseness."

Video Games Around The World

Author: Mark J. P. Wolf
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262527162
Size: 72.55 MB
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Thirty-nine essays explore the vast diversity of video game history and culture across all the world's continents.

Developer S Dilemma

Author: Casey O'Donnell
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262028190
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An examination of work, the organization of work, and the market forces that surround it, through the lens of the collaborative practice of game development.

Indie

Author: Michael Z. Newman
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231513526
Size: 57.35 MB
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In doing so, he not only binds these diverse works together within a cluster of distinct viewing strategies but also invites readers to reevaluate the difference of independent cinema, as well as its relationship to class and taste culture.

Video Revolutions

Author: Michael Z. Newman
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231169515
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In this history, Michael Z. Newman casts video as a medium of shifting value and legitimacy in relation to other media and technologies, particularly film and television.

Alternate Reality Games And The Cusp Of Digital Gameplay

Author: Antero Garcia
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1501316257
Size: 71.66 MB
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By balancing the voices of designers, players, and researchers, this collection highlights how the Alternate Reality Game genre is transforming the ways we play and interact today.

Inventing The Medium

Author: Janet H. Murray
Publisher: MIT Press (MA)
ISBN: 9780262016148
Size: 25.83 MB
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With Inventing the Medium, Janet Murray provides a unified vocabulary and a common methodology for the design of digital objects and environments. It will be an essential guide for both students and practitioners in this evolving field.

Game Design Theory

Author: Keith Burgun
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466554215
Size: 40.77 MB
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He also uses the philosophy to analyze the history of games and modern trends as well as to design games. Providing a robust, useful philosophy for game design, this book gives you real answers about what games are and how they work.

Avant Garde Videogames

Author: Brian Schrank
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262027143
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An exploration of avant-garde games that builds upon the formal and political modes of contemporary and historical art movements.