Tag: Markku Eskelinen

Michael Mateas responds in turn

2004-05-02

Narrativists vs. ludologists, material vs. formal constraints: Michael Mateas replies by identifying actors’ roles in each division.

Richard Schechner's response (excerpt)

2003-11-29

Richard Schechner remembers the real-life side of interaction.

A Preliminary Poetics

2004-05-01

The builder of Façade, an “interactive story world,” Michael Mateas offers both a poetics and a neo-Aristotelian project (for interactive drama and games).

Julian Raul Kucklich responds

2004-06-24

Julian Raul Kucklich points out the virtues of interdisciplinarity cooperation for ludologists.

Henry Jenkins responds in turn

2004-01-09

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.

John Cayley's response

2005-05-21

“Playing with play,” John Cayley sets ludology on an even playing field with literature, but without literary scholarship’s over-reliance on ‘story,’ ‘closure,’ and ‘pleasure.’

Ludology

2004-05-23

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.

Stuart Moulthrop's response

2003-05-21

Stuart Moulthrop complicates the idea of self-contained games.

J. Yellowlees Douglas responds

2004-05-22

J. Yellowlees Douglas adds more titles to Eskelinen’s catalog of limnal games.

Gonzalo Frasca's response

2004-05-01

Secret agency is at issue in Frasca’s response, which denies the application of Aristotle to the open-ended interactivity of gaming.

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