Tag: ludology

Henry Jenkins responds in turn


Casting the ludology vs. narratology debate as a game in itself, Henry Jenkins brings Bible gardens and the duck-billed platypus into this defense of hybridity.

Markku Eskelinen's response


Even orienteering is of greater use to game designers than narratology, claims Marrku Eskelinen, heading towards an area free from stories once more.

Gonzalo Frasca responds in turn


“Critical videogames”: moving beyond the non sequiter of now, Gonzalo Frasca projects a future in which the phrase would make sense.



First Person, second section: What is Ludology? Editors Pat Harrigan and Noah Wardrip-Fruin see a disciplinary shift away from ill-advised analogies toward analyses of the gaming situation itself.

Espen Aarseth responds in turn


Espen Aarseth holds that gameplay, not Lara Croft?s physique, should command the attention of an evolving game studies.