Download Literary Gaming Free Books - Dlebooks.net

Download Literary Gaming Free Books

MIT Press

English - 217 pages - ISBN-10: 0262027151 - ISBN-13: 9780262027151

5/5 by 59 votes


In this book, Astrid Ensslin examines literary videogames -- hybrid digital artifacts that have elements of both games and literature, combining the ludic and the literary. These works can be considered verbal art in the broadest sense (in that language plays a significant part in their aesthetic appeal); they draw on game mechanics; and they are digital-born, dependent on a digital medium (unlike, for example, conventional books read on e-readers). They employ narrative, dramatic, and poetic techniques in order to explore the affordances and limitations of ludic structures and processes, and they are designed to make players reflect on conventional game characteristics. Ensslin approaches these hybrid works as a new form of experimental literary art that requires novel ways of playing and reading. She proposes a systematic method for analyzing literary-ludic (L-L) texts that takes into account the analytic concerns of both literary stylistics and ludology.After establishing the theoretical underpinnings of her proposal, Ensslin introduces the L-L spectrum as an analytical framework for literary games. Based on the phenomenological distinction between deep and hyper attention, the L-L spectrum charts a work's relative emphases on reading and gameplay. Ensslin applies this analytical toolkit to close readings of selected works, moving from the predominantly literary to the primarily ludic, from online hypermedia fiction to Flash fiction to interactive fiction to poetry games to a highly designed literary "auteur" game. Finally, she considers her innovative analytical methodology in the context of contemporary ludology, media studies, and literary discourse analysis.

Reviews

64x64

Christopher Anderson

This is one of the best books that I have read so far in my life. You won't be disappointed.

Christopher Simpson

Liked it very much

Michael Craig

Incredible This book took over my life and I could not put it down.

Recent Books

Sony Alpha Nex-6: Beginner's Guide
Sony Alpha Nex-6: Beginner's Guide
Jacob Gleam
The Alpha Nex-6 camera from Sony is the newest in the NEX line and is also among the smallest. Reviews have applauded the improved features and...
Microsoft Outlook 2016 for Mac: A Guide for Seniors
Microsoft Outlook 2016 for Mac: A Guide for Seniors
Philip Tranton
Microsoft Outlook 2016 is a part of the Microsoft Office 2016 package that was released in 2015. The suite comes equipped with Microsoft Word 2016,...
Marketing Research with IBM® SPSS Statistics
Marketing Research with IBM® SPSS Statistics
Karine Charry
Marketing researchers, companies and business schools need to be able to use statistical procedures correctly and accurately interpret the outputs,...
Making Software
Making Software
Andy Oram
Many claims are made about how certain tools, technologies, and practices improve software development. But which claims are verifiable, and which...
Easy French Storybook: Little Red Riding Hood
Easy French Storybook: Little Red Riding Hood
Ana Lomba
Jump start your kids’ education in French Award-winning language-learning innovator Ana Lomba transforms “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” into...
Domain-Driven Design Distilled
Domain-Driven Design Distilled
Vaughn Vernon
Domain-Driven Design (DDD) software modeling delivers powerful results in practice, not just in theory, which is why developers worldwide are rapidly...
Il Modo Italiano
Il Modo Italiano
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts