THE HAPPY VILLAGE: A JOURNEY THROUGH ANIMAL CROSSING

Pablo Algaba



 

Animal Crossing is one of Nintendo's most celebrated and well-known video game series . It was born just over fifteen years ago in a machine that still worked with plastic cartridges and, since then, there hasn't been a single console from the Japanese company that hasn't enjoyed its own version of the animal village. Reviewing the complete history of the medium, it is difficult to find playful experiences that have been capable of caressing with such affection the heart of the human being in front of the screen. But is this delicacy the only distinguishing feature of the series? Lhe Animal Crossing are polyhedral and contradictory games, pregnant with light, of course, but also with shadows where some of the most dehumanized aspects of late capitalism creep silently, trying to go unnoticed by our gaze . The industrial product, the expressive artifact, the unexpected herald of one of the greatest leisure revolutions in recent years, the communication tool or the deformed mirror of the ambitions and neuroses of the society that conceived it are, among others, some of the facets that this guided tour of one of today's most fascinating videogames aims to reveal.


The journey will stop at strange places and branch off into unexpected paths. Do you know the line that connects the Nintendo game with the meeting held by representatives of the US, French, German, British and Japanese governments at the Plaza Hotel in New York in 1985? Or what role does the spontaneous calligraphic revolution that Japanese high school girls carried out in the 1970s play in this story? Did you know that Animal Crossing was born out of one of the most boring features a console has ever had: an internal clock? All the answers to these questions are found in this book. Open it and start the journey. Consider yourself formally invited to discover this happy village.

 

PUBLICATION DETAILS

LANGUAGE

BINDING

EDITION

ISBN

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PAGES

Spanish

Hardcover

9788494714924

2017

208

French

Paperback

9782376970972

2020

​TBD

OTHER NAMES

  • LA ALDEA FELIZ - UN VIAJE A TRAVÉS DE ANIMAL CROSSING

  • Animal Crossing Ode au gameplay tranquille

 

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