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PLAYING UTOPIA: FUTURES IN DIGITAL GAMES

Benjamin Beil, Gundolf S. Freyermuth, Hanns Christian Schmidt



 

Media narratives inform our ideas of the future – and Games are currently making a significant contribution to this medial reservoir. On the one hand, Games demonstrate a particular propensity for fantastic and futuristic scenarios. On the other hand, they often serve as an experimental field for the latest media technologies. However, while dystopias are part of the standard gaming repertoire, Games feature utopias much less frequently. Why?


This anthology examines playful utopias from two perspectives. It investigates utopias in digital Games as well as utopias of the digital game; that is, the role of ludic elements in scenarios of the future.

 

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English

Paperback

9783837650501

2019

332

English

eBook

9783839450505

2019

332

 

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