Beyond Fun: Serious Games and Media
by Drew Davidson et al.
Publisher: Lulu.com 2008
This book focuses on strategies for applying games, simulations and interactive experiences in learning contexts. Throughout, the promises and problems of implementing games and media in learning experiences are explored.
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by David Myers - University of Michigan Press
A critical analysis of the aesthetic pleasures of video game play, drawing on early twentieth-century formalist theory and models of literature. Play Redux will generate interest among scholars of communications, new media, and film.
by Erik Champion et al. - ETC Press
Are games worthy of academic attention? Can they be used effectively in the classroom, in the research laboratory, as an innovative design tool, as a persuasive political weapon? This book aims to answer these and more questions.
by McKenzie Wark - Harvard University Press
Gamer Theory uncovers the significance of games in the gap between the near-perfection of actual games and the highly imperfect gamespace of everyday life. The book depicts a world becoming a series of less and less perfect games.
by Drew Davidson - Lulu.com
The book is full of in-depth close readings of video games that parse out the various meanings to be found in the experience of playing a game. The goal is to help develop a literacy of games as well as a sense of their value as an experience.