Critical Play: Radical Game Design (MIT Press) by Mary Flanagan

By Mary Flanagan

For many avid gamers, video games are leisure, diversion, rest, fable. yet what if sure video games have been anything greater than this, delivering not just retailers for leisure yet a method for inventive expression, tools for conceptual considering, or instruments for social switch? In Critical Play, artist and video game clothier Mary Flanagan examines replacement video games -- video games that problem the approved norms embedded in the gaming -- and argues that video games designed through artists and activists are reshaping daily video game tradition. Flanagan presents a full of life historic context for severe play via twentieth-century paintings routine, connecting subversive online game layout to subversive artwork: her examples of "playing condo" contain Dadaist puppet indicates and The Sims. She seems at artists' replacement computer-based video games and explores video games for switch, contemplating the way in which activist issues -- together with all over the world poverty and AIDS -- could be integrated into online game design.Arguing that this sort of awake perform -- which now constitutes the avant-garde of the pc online game medium -- can motivate new operating tools for designers, Flanagan deals a version for designing that may motivate the subversion of well known gaming tropes via new sorts of video game making, and proposes a conception of exchange video game layout that makes a speciality of the transforming of up to date renowned online game practices.

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