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Phantasmal spaces : archetypical venues in computer games

Author: Mathias Fuchs
Publisher: New York, NY : Bloomsbury Publishing Inc, 2019. ©2019
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FUCHS, MATHIAS.
PHANTASMAL SPACES.
[Place of publication not identified] : BLOOMSBURY ACADEMIC USA, 2019
(OCoLC)1077960617
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mathias Fuchs
ISBN: 9781501332937 1501332937 9781501332944 1501332945
OCLC Number: 1096185195
Description: 1 online resource (1 volume) : illustrations (black and white).
Contents: Cover page; Halftitle page; Title page; Copyright page; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction: Phantasmal Spaces; 1 The Road; 1.1 Road phantasms; 1.2 Driving games and driving game interfaces; 1.3 Psychology of driving; 1.4 Transmedia road phantasms; 2 The Ruin; 2.1 Painting decay; 2.2 Digital dust; 2.3 Sigmund Freud's death drive and the opponents thereof; 2.4 S.T.A.L.K.E.R. and Tarkovsky's wastelands; 3 The Cave; 3.1 Cave men; 3.2 Boolean subtract; 3.3 Claustrophobia; 3.4 C-movies; 4 The Cloud; 4.1 The beauty of clouds and industrial steam; 4.2 Cloud rendering 4.3 Head in the clouds: daydreaming4.4 Transmedia cloud formations; 5 The Cliff; 5.1 Running and falling; 5.2 Physics engines; 5.3 Psychology of risk taking; 5.4 Leaping from one medium to another; 6 The Forest; 6.1 Nibelungen forests; 6.2 Tree-generators; 6.3 The uncanny; 6.4 Tale of Tale of Tales; 7 The Portal; 7.1 Doors, gateways, passages; 7.2 Warp zones; 7.3 Rites of passage; 7.4 Portals in transmedia spacetelling; 8 The Island; 8.1 You are alone!; 8.2 Chiselling mountains --
fetching pretty sunrises; 8.3 Really alone!!!; 8.4 Robinson Crusoes; Conclusion: Atmospheric Spaces; Notes
Responsibility: Mathias Fuchs.

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A major new work in game aesthetics: Fuchs neatly sidesteps the stale isolationist dogma of game studies by treating videogames as entwined within the same cultural and psychological forces as other Read more...

 
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