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2012 - Dungeons, dragons, and digital denizens: the digital role-playing game

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Dungeons, dragons, and digital denizens: the digital role-playing game Voorhees, GeraldView Profile; Call, Josh; Whitlock, Katie. New York, London: Continuum, 2012.

Abstract

Dungeons, Dragons, and Digital Denizens is a collection of scholarly essays that seeks to represent the far-reaching scope and implications of digital role-playing games as both cultural and academic artifacts. As a genre, digital role playing games have undergone constant and radical revision, pushing not only multiple boundaries of game development, but also the playing strategies and experiences of players. Divided into three distinct sections, this premiere volume captures the distinctiveness of different game types, the forms of play they engender and their social and cultural implications. Contributors examine a range of games, from classics like Final Fantasy to blockbusters like World of Warcraft to obscure genre bending titles like Lux Pain. Working from a broad range of disciplines such as ecocritism, rhetoric, performance, gender, and communication, these essays yield insights that enrich the field of game studies and further illuminate the cultural, psychological and philosophical implications of a society that increasingly produces, plays and discourses about role playing games.

Subject discipline Anthropology
Title Dungeons, dragons, and digital denizens: the digital role-playing game
Monograph title Dungeons, dragons, and digital denizens: the digital role-playing game
Author Voorhees, Gerald; Call, Josh; Whitlock, Katie
Publication title Dungeons, dragons, and digital denizens: the digital role-playing game

Year 2012
Publisher Continuum
Location New York, London
Series Approaches to digital game studies
ISBN 9781441195180
Source type Books
Language of publication English
Document type Book
Update 2013-06-12
Accession number 4406595
ProQuest document ID 1288988812
Document URL https://ezproxy.library.ewu.edu/login?url=http://search.proquest.com.ezproxy.library.ewu.edu/docview/1288988812?accountid=7305
Last updated 2013-09-16
Database ProQuest Social Sciences Premium Collection

 

 

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