The Art of Videogames (Grant Tavinor)

Tavinor, Grant (2009). The Art of Videogames. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell. Tavinor looks at games using tool-set from the analytical philosophy of art,using especially the philosophy of fiction. As the book is drawing on analytical philosophy, the discussion of the definition of videogame is inevitable. Fortunately, Tavinor does not just start a definition project, but discuss theContinue reading “The Art of Videogames (Grant Tavinor)”

Kultima and Compagno & Coppock

Annakaisa Kultima: Ajatuskokeista (On thought experiments), MA thesis, available at http://gameslices.wordpress.com/2009/06/23/theoretical-philosophy-and-thought-experiments/. the thesis is looking at thought experiment method Compagno & Coppock (eds.) Computer Games between Texts and Practices. Available at http://www.ec-aiss.it/monografici/5_computer_games.php. a compilation studies games using semiotics

Easy to Use and Incredibly Difficult: On the Mythical Border between Interface and Gameplay by Juul & Marleigh

Juul & Marleigh writes about game interfaces. Abstract: In video game literature and video game reviews, video games are often divided into two distinct parts: interface and gameplay. Good video games, it is assumed, have easy to use interfaces, but they also provide difficult gameplay challenges to the player. But must a good game followContinue reading “Easy to Use and Incredibly Difficult: On the Mythical Border between Interface and Gameplay by Juul & Marleigh”