Phoebe Sengers praises the optimistic, self-aware conversation mapped by Warren Sack and First Person.
Narrativists vs. ludologists, material vs. formal constraints: Michael Mateas replies by identifying actors’ roles in each division.
Animals and invaders populate the space of Janet Murray’s counter-response.
Markku Eskelinen reiterates the bounds of ludology.
Miles Adrian on themes of print vs. digital, engagement vs. immersion, easy vs. difficult, and affect vs. effect, as they appear in section five of First Person.
An autobiographical reflection by Warren Sack, prompted by two particular questions.
Secret agency is at issue in Frasca’s response, which denies the application of Aristotle to the open-ended interactivity of gaming.
Espen Aarseth foresees the quick end of Murray’s “story-game hybrid” and suggests instead a “critical theory of games.”