Launched in 2002, the Ludologica Collection examines the most important video games of all time. Each volume is dedicated to a key theme or a seminal title. The discussed texts are placed within the production of the game designer and the genre of development and are analyzed in depth. From Will Wright to Shigeru Miyamoto, from Hideo Kojima to Richard Garriott, Ludologica thus creates an original mosaic of aesthetics, genres, and autonomous intentions with few comparisons in the current publishing landscape. The collection offers a new way to look at video games with an approach that is both accessible and stimulating. Among the authors are prominent figures from specialized criticism, university professors from prestigious institutions, and enthusiasts.
Praised by critics for its radically innovative nature (Maxim dubbed it a 'mafioso masterpiece') and contested by many for its brutal content, Grand Theft Auto is the video game equivalent of Scarface and The Godfather saga. Colin Harvey, a journalist from the world's most prestigious video game publication, the British EDGE, and a researcher in New Media at the University of London, offers an original and innovative analysis of the series. A journey into the depths of video game madness in the company of J.G. Ballard, The Sopranos, Bergson, Deleuze, Guattari, and Artaud.
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