Understanding Video Games: The Essential Introduction

October 2, 2019|
Understanding Video Games: The Essential Introduction by Simon Egenfeldt-Nielsen
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From Pong to virtual reality,Understanding Video Games,4th Edition, takes video game studies into the next decade of the twenty-first century, highlighting changes in the area, including mobile, social, and casual gaming.

In this new edition of the pioneering text, students learn to assess the major theories used to analyze games, such as ludology and narratology, and gain familiarity with the commercial and organizational aspects of the game industry. Drawing from historical and contemporary examples, the student-friendly text also explores the aesthetics of games, evaluates the cultural position of video games, and considers the potential effects of both violent and "serious" games.

Extensively illustrated and featuring discussion questions, a glossary of key terms, and a detailed video game history timeline, this new edition is an indispensable resource for students, scholars, and teachers interested in examining the ways video games continue to reshape entertainment and society.

Simon Egenfeldt-Nielsenis CEO of the award-winning company Serious Games Interactive and has worked as an assistant professor at the Center for Computer Games Research at the IT University of Copenhagen.Jonas Heide Smithis head of digital communication at SMK. He has previously taught computer-mediated communication at the University o...
Title:Understanding Video Games: The Essential IntroductionFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:414 pages, 10 X 7.01 X 0 inShipping dimensions:414 pages, 10 X 7.01 X 0 inPublished:October 2, 2019Publisher:RoutledgeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1138363057

ISBN - 13:9781138363052

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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