I’ve kept this up just in case I need it again in the future.

It went along with a talk I gave in Cambridge on the future of Videogame studies. I hope it comes in useful.

 

On this page will be notes to go along with the Mays Talk that you’re hopefully sitting through.

Intro

Sect1

Dark Beginnings

Murray, 1997, Hamlet on the Holodeck

Aarseth, 1997, Cybertext

Aarseth, 2001, Computer Game Studies Year One

Sect2

Ludology/Narratology

Juul, 2005, Half-Real

Atkins, 2003, More than a Game

Sect3

Game Mechanics

Bogost, 2006, Unit Operations

Sicart, 2008, Defining Game Mechanics

Sect4

Game Cultures

Newman, 2008, Playing with Videogames

Galloway, 2006, Gaming

Galbraith, 2011, Bishojo Games

Sect5

Gamification

McGonigal, 2011, Reality is Broken

Bogost et al, 2010, Newsgames

Sect6

Espen’s Worst Nightmare

Ng, 2013, Understanding Machinima

Nitsche, 2011, The Machinima Reader

Conclusion

Extra Life

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