Well Played 1.0

Well Played 1.0

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Video games can be qwell playedq in two senses. On the one hand, well played is to games as well read is to books. On the other hand, well played as in well done. This book is full of in-depth close readings of video games that parse out the various meanings to be found in the experience of playing a game. 22 contributors (developers, scholars, reviewers and bloggers) look at video games through both senses of qwell played.q The goal is to help develop and define a literacy of games as well as a sense of their value as an experience. Video games are a complex medium that merits careful interpretation and insightful analysisNot surprisingly, reading the manual to Super Mario Bros. does not inform the player much more than playing the game for five minutes does. The player is told some more specifics a€“ that each level ends with a castle and thatjumping on theanbsp;...

Title:Well Played 1.0
Author:Drew Davidson
Publisher:Lulu.com - 2009-01-01


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