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Brenda Laurel : pioneering games for girls

Author: Carly A Kocurek
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Inc, 2017.
Series: Influential video game designers.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Brenda Laurel is best known for her work with Purple Moon, the pioneering game company she cofounded in the 1990s. Purple Moon's games were based on years of research Laurel completed in an effort to understand why computer games seemed to be of so little interest to girls. Using diverse archival sources such as trade journals, newspapers, and recorded interviews, alongside Laurel's completed games and own writings
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kocurek, Carly A.
Brenda Laurel.
New York : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Inc, 2017
(DLC) 2017010220
Named Person: Brenda Laurel; Brenda Laurel
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carly A Kocurek
ISBN: 9781501319785 1501319787 9781501319778 1501319779
OCLC Number: 974487356
Description: xv, 165 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: "Even if it means shipping products in pink boxes" : research-driven design --
Aristotle and HCI : computers as theatre in theory and practice --
"Friendship adventures for girls" : a pre-history of emotion games --
In her own words --
The dangers of being a crash dummy --
Gameography with Megan Boeshart Burrelle.
Series Title: Influential video game designers.
Responsibility: Carly A. Kocurek.

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