9781137525536

Video Game Narrative and Criticism Playing the Story

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  • ISBN13:

    9781137525536

  • ISBN10:

    1137525533

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2015-03-04
  • Publisher: Palgrave Pivot
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Summary

With impunity, millions of players traverse the fictional landscapes of video games every day. Video Game Narrative and Criticism treats gameplay as the player's own psychological experience where fears, desires, and anxieties are projected onto the game's fictional world. By exploring the structural peculiarities of storytelling in video games, the book develops a critical paradigm that explains the meaning of gameplay as self-discovery. The player-response criticism considers the nature of game fiction by centralizing the player in the analysis. This interpretative model is not a rigorous analytical toolbox. Rather, it responds flexibly to the essential fluidity, temporality, and openness of a player's own experience in an intelligent fictional world.

Author Biography

Dr. Tamer Thabet presently leads an international research partnership between universities and private sector to explore new horizons in game design and content. His other publications deal with video games in the contexts of postmodernism and humanities, which appear in various academic journals in North and South America and Europe.

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. A Player's Story

2. Game Criticism

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