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Thinking about video games : interviews with the experts

Author: David S Heineman
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2015]
Series: Digital game studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The growth in popularity and complexity of video games has spurred new interest in how games are developed and in the research and technology behind them. David Heineman brings together some of the most iconic, influential, and interesting voices from across the gaming industry and asks them to weigh in on the past, present, and future of video games. --Publisher's description.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David S Heineman
ISBN: 9780253017154 0253017157 9780253017109 0253017106
OCLC Number: 894026057
Description: xiii, 251 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Preface --
Participants --
Introduction --
Section 1. Games and history. Nolan Bushnell: learning from the past --
Chris Melissinos: art and video games --
Eugene Jarvis: games and design --
Henry Lowood: Archiving and games --
Section 2. Games and economy. Ed Fries: the economics and politics of a launch --
Kellee Santiago: independent game development --
Chris Grant: games and press --
Edward Castronova: games, economics, and policies --
Section 3. Games and culture. Jamie Dillion: games, community, and charity --
Casey Hudson: games and emotion --
Ian Bogost: anxieties, procedures, and game studies --
Conclusion --
Notes --
Works cited --
Index.
Series Title: Digital game studies.
Responsibility: David S. Heineman.

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The growth in popularity and complexity of video games has spurred new interest in how games are developed and in the research and technology behind them. David Heineman brings together some of the most iconic, influential, and interesting voices from across the gaming industry and asks them to weigh in on the past, present, and future of video games. --Publisher's description.

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