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Games / Game Design / Game Studies : An Introduction (Paperback) (Gundolf S. Freyermuth)

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How did games rise to become the central audiovisual form of expression and storytelling in digital culture? How did the practices of their artistic production come into being? How did the academic analysis of the new medium's social effects and cultural meaning develop? Addressing these fundamental questions and aspects of digital game culture in a holistic way for the first time, Gundolf S. Freyermuths introduction outlines the media-historical development phases of analog and digital games, the history and artistic practices of game design, as well as the history, academic approaches, and most important research topics of game studies.

Number of Pages: 290
Genre: Social Science
Sub-Genre: Media Studies
Series Title: Cultural and Media Studies
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Columbia Univ Pr
Author: Gundolf S. Freyermuth
Language: English
Street Date: January 26, 2016
TCIN: 50127227
UPC: 9783837629835
Item Number (DPCI): 248-01-3393
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