Logo

Play Redux: The Form of Computer Games

Large book cover: Play Redux: The Form of Computer Games

Play Redux: The Form of Computer Games
by

Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN/ASIN: 0472050923
ISBN-13: 9780472050925
Number of pages: 192

Description:
An ambitious description and critical analysis of the aesthetic pleasures of video game play, drawing on early twentieth-century formalist theory and models of literature. Employing a concept of biological naturalism grounded in cognitive theory, Myers argues for a clear delineation between the aesthetics of play and the aesthetics of texts.

Home page url

Download or read it online for free here:
Read online
(online reading)

Similar books

Book cover: Game Research Methods: An OverviewGame Research Methods: An Overview
by - ETC Press
This book provides an introduction to various game research methods that are useful to students in all levels of higher education covering both quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods. Approaches using game development for research is described.
(1195 views)
Book cover: Myst and Riven: The World of the D'niMyst and Riven: The World of the D'ni
by - University of Michigan Press
This book is a close analysis of two of the most popular and significant video games in the history of the genre, investigating in detail their design, their functionality, and the gameplay experience they provide players.
(4959 views)
Book cover: Well Played 3.0: Video Games, Value and MeaningWell Played 3.0: Video Games, Value and Meaning
by - Feedbooks
Following on versions 1.0 and 2.0, this book is full of in-depth close readings of video games. Contributors analyze sequences in a game in detail in order to illustrate and interpret how the various components of a game create a playing experience.
(3826 views)
Book cover: A Playful PathA Playful Path
by - ETC Press
The book serves as a collection of ideas and tools to help us bring our playfulness back into the open. When we find ourselves forgetting the life of the game or the game of life, this book can help us return to that which our soul is heir.
(748 views)