Video games are inherently transnational by virtue of its industrial, textual, and player practices. This collection includes essays from scholars from seven countries analyzing game cultures on macro- and micro-levels and investigates the growing transnational nature of digital play. The contributors touch upon nations not usually examined by game studies - including the former Czechoslovakia, Turkey, India, and Brazil - and also add new perspectives to the global gaming hubs of China, Singapore, Australia, Japan, and the United States. By examining both the major markets as well as regions and localities that have traditionally been under-served by dominant industrial players and under-examined by both journalists and scholars, this book offers a nuanced, fluid, and hybrid picture of gaming and new directions for game studies as the field matures beyond the binaries of hardware/software, ludology/narratology, and major/indie development. In addition to full-length essays, brief snapshots of case studies are included. The diversity of regions and perspectives explored in the snapshots and full-length essays help cultivate new ground for research and point to opportunities for scholars interested in the cross-pollination of gaming and globalization studies.This collection includes essays from scholars from seven countries analyzing game cultures on macro- and micro-levels and investigates the growing transnational nature of digital play.
|Author||:||Nina B. Huntemann, Ben Aslinger|
|Publisher||:||Palgrave Macmillan - 2013-01-08|