Tag: games

Jon McKenzie's response (excerpt)

2004-01-09

An appreciative reply that measures the incline of Henry Jenkins’ middle ground.

Mizuko Ito's response (excerpt)

2004-01-10

Asymmetries between event time and play time interest Mizuko Ito, who asks “How do you answer the door to get a pizza to nourish your flesh-and-blood body when you are in the middle of life and death online combat?”

Richard Schechner's response (excerpt)

2003-11-29

Richard Schechner remembers the real-life side of interaction.

Genre Trouble

2004-05-21

“Where is the text in chess?” asks Espen Aarseth. Rules, play, and semiosis are the (un)common ground between games and stories in “interactive narrativism” and the art of simulation.

Mizuko Ito's response (excerpt)

2004-01-08

Mizuko Ito recounts her experience at an unusual gaming convention in Japan, and posits fan culture as a way to understand software.

Academic Intent

2004-06-24

Mark Barret cautions against reinventing the wheel in this riposte to Cyberdrama and to Janet Murray’s essay.

Emotion Engine, Take 2. Jeff Tidball Responds to the Second Person Collection as a Whole

2007-12-29

Jeff Tidball contends that the Second Person collection deals too much with the mechanics of narrative and too little with the emotion it can evoke.

From the Basement to the Basic Set: The Early Years of Dungeons & Dragons

2007-12-27

Erik Mona takes a first step toward measuring the cultural impact of Gygax and Arneson’s Dungeons & Dragons by providing a pocket history of the game’s generation and evolution. Mona explains the addition of character development as a game goal - the innovation that distinguishes D&D from its predecessors, and started the role-playing revolution.

Markku Eskelinen's response to Julian Raul Kucklich

2004-10-19

Markku Eskelinen reiterates the bounds of ludology.

Brenda Laurel's response (excerpt)

2004-04-02

Brenda Laurel takes a turn at the rules of operation for Interactive Fiction.

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