PLAYING WITH REALITY: GAMING IN A PANDEMIC

Alex Humphreys



 

What was it that got you through the Covid-19 pandemic? For some it was long walks; others turned to home baking. For millions it was video games, a booming industry which exploded in popularity over the pandemic years. Confined to our homes and with the lines of reality becoming blurred as everyday life shifted to screens, perhaps it was no wonder that so many of us were desperate to be transported to different worlds.


In Playing with Reality: Gaming in a Pandemic, journalist and presenter Alex Humphreys, a passionate gamer herself, investigates this extraordinary boom in the gaming industry. Charting its rise, Alex interviews players and developers, sharing a glimpse of what was going on behind closed doors as studios closed and games were finished from home. Playing with Reality explores exactly what it was that made gaming a lifeline for so many, and what the future holds as we look to the metaverse.

 

PUBLICATION DETAILS

LANGUAGE

BINDING

EDITION

ISBN

YEAR

PAGES

English

Paperback

9781913724931

2022

360

 

TAGS


Authors: #AlexHumphreys

Publishers: #RenardPress (Renard Press)

Languages: #English

Format: #Paperback

Accessibility: N/A

Year: #Year2022

Genres: #GameStudies #Mobile


Companies:

#EA (EA, Electronic Arts)

#InflexionGames (Inflexion Games)

#King (King)

#Newzoo (Newzoo)

#PsyonGames (Psyon Games)

#RiotGames (Riot Games)

#Ubisoft (Ubisoft)

#WalesInteractive (Wales Interactive)

#Zynga (Zynga)


Public Figures:

#AarynFlynn (Aaryn Flynn)

#JeremyDelaRosa (Jeremy Dela Rosa)

#JulienLaferrière (Julien Laferrière)

#PhilipRosedale (Philip Rosedale)

#SteffanPowell (Steffan Powell)

#TimSchafer (Tim Schafer)

#TjodolfSommestad (Tjodolf Sommestad)

#TomWijman (Tom Wijman)


Games:

#AmongUs (Among Us)

#AnimalCrossing (Animal Crossing New Horizons [ACNH])

#AntidoteCOVID19 (Antidote COVID-19)

#AssassinsCreed (Assassin's Creed: Valhalla)

#CallOfDuty (Call of Duty)

#CandyCrush (Candy Crush Saga)

#DirtRally (DiRT Rally 2.0)

#F1 (F1)

#FootballManager (Football Manager)

#LeagueOfLegends (League of Legends)

#Nightingale (Nightingale)

#Psychonauts (Psychonauts)

#Roblox (Roblox)

#SeaOfThieves (Sea of Thieves)

#SecondLife (Second Life)

#TheSims (The Sims) #TonyHawk (Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1+2 [THPS 1+2])

#Warcraft (World of Warcraft)


Misc:

#Covid19 (Covid-19)

#VirtualWorld (Virtual Worlds, Metaverse)

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