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Understanding Digital Games

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April 2006 | 272 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

There are an increasing number of courses on digital games and gaming, following the rise in the popularity of games themselves. Amongst these practical courses, there are now theoretical courses appearing on gaming on media, film, and cultural studies degree programs.

The aim of this book is to satisfy the need for a single accessible textbook which offers a broad introduction to the range of literatures and approaches currently contributing to digital game research.

Each of the chapters outline key theoretical perspectives, theorists, and literatures to demonstrate their relevance to, and use in, the study of digital games.

 
PART ONE: HISTORY AND PRODUCTION
John Kirriemuir
A History of Digital Games
Aphra Kerr
The Business of Making Digital Games
Alberto Alvisi
The Economics of Digital Games
Jon Sykes
A Player-centred Approach to Digital Game Design
 
PART TWO: THEORIES AND APPROACHES
Julian K Cklich
Literary Theory and Digital Games
Geoff King and Tanya Krzywinska
Film Studies and Digital Games
Seth Giddings and Helen Kennedy
Digital Games as New Media
Garry Crawford and Jason Rutter
Cultural Studies and Digital Games
Martin Hand and Karenza Moore
Community, Identity and Digital Games
 
PART THREE: KEY DEBATES
Jo Bryce and Jason Rutter
Digital Games and Gender
Jo Bryce and Jason Rutter
Digital Games and the Violence Debate
Timothy Dumbleton and John Kirriemuir
Digital Games and Education

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Jason Rutter

Jason Rutter is a Research Fellow at the Manchester Institute for Innovation Research (MIoIR) where he works primarily in the areas of leisure technologies (especially digital gaming) as well as counterfeiting and piracy of digital content. He has been involved in projects funded by the European Commission, Northern Ireland Office, NESTA, DTI and ESRC and published widely including the books Understanding Digital Games (2006, Sage) and Digital Game Industries (forthcoming, Ashgate) and special editions of Game Studies (2003) and Information, Communication and Society (2003). His recent projects include ‘Hidden Innovation in the Creative... More About Author

Jo Bryce

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