Introduction to Game Analysis by Clara Fernández-Vara

By Clara Fernández-Vara

Game research permits us to appreciate video games higher, delivering perception into the player-game dating, the development of the sport, and its sociocultural relevance. because the box of video game stories grows, videogame writing is evolving from the mere assessment of gameplay, pics, sound, and replayablity, to extra reflective writing that manages to exhibit the complexity of a online game and how it truly is performed in a cultural context.

Introduction to online game Analysis serves as an available advisor to reading video games utilizing suggestions borrowed from textual research. Clara Fernández-Vara’s concise primer presents guide at the easy construction blocks of online game analysis—examination of context, content material and reception, and formal qualities—as good because the vocabulary important for speaking approximately videogames' distinguishing features. Examples are drawn from a number video games, either electronic and non-digital—from Bioshock and World of Warcraft to Monopoly—and the e-book offers quite a few workouts and pattern analyses, in addition to a complete ludography and glossary.

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