THE PLAY VERSUS STORY DIVIDE IN GAME STUDIES: CRITICAL ESSAYS

Matthew Wilhelm Kapell, Lindsey Joyce, Andrew Wackerfuss, Emily joy Bembeneck, Eric W. Riddle, Mark Filipowich, Vince Locke, Alexandra Orlando, Matthew Schwager, Tom Apperley, Justin Clemens, Amy M. Green, Matthew Wysocki, Betsy Brey, Nicholas Ware, Robert Mejia



 

Since the emergence of digital game studies, a number of debates have engaged scholars. The debate between ludic (play) and narrative (story) paradigms remains the one that famously "never happened."


This collection of new essays critically frames that debate and urges game scholars to consider it central to the field. The essayists examine various digital games, assessing the applicability of play-versus-narrative approaches or considering the failure of each. The essays reflect the broader history while applying notions of play and story to recent games in an attempt to propel serious analysis.

 

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9780786497232

2015

208

 

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Authors: #AlexandraOrlando #AmyMGreen #AndrewWackerfuss #BetsyBrey #EmilyJoyBembeneck #EricWRiddle #JustinClemens #LindseyJoyce #MarkFilipowich #MatthewSchwager #MatthewWilhelmKapell #MatthewWysocki #NicholasWare #RobertMejia #TomApperley #VinceLocke

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