Introduction to Game Analysis

Introduction to Game Analysis[Download] ✤ Introduction to Game Analysis By Clara Fernández Vara – Heartforum.co.uk This accessible textbook gives students the tools they need to analyze games using strategies borrowed from textual analysis As the field of game studies grows videogame writing is evolving from the m This accessible textbook gives students the tools they need to analyze games using strategies borrowed from textual analysis As the field of game studies grows videogame writing is evolving from the mere evaluation of gameplay graphics sound and replayablity to reflective Introduction to MOBI :Ä writing that manages to convey the complexity of a game and the way it is played in a cultural contextClara Fernndez Vara's concise primer provides readers with instruction on the basic building blocks of game analysis examination of context content and reception and formal ualities as well as the vocabulary necessary for talking about videogames' distinguishing characteristics Examples are drawn from a range of games both digital and non digital from Portal and World of Warcraft to Monopoly and the book provides a variety of exercises and sample analyses as well as a comprehensive ludography and glossaryIn this second edition of the popular textbook Fernndez Vara brings the book firmly up to date pulling in fresh examples from ground breaking new works in this dynamic field Introduction to Game Analysis remains a uniue practical tool for students who want to become fluent writers and critics not only of videogames but also of digital media overall.

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Introduction to Game Analysis MOBI ï Introduction to
  • Hardcover
  • 334 pages
  • Introduction to Game Analysis
  • Clara Fernández Vara
  • 02 August 2014
  • 9780815351832

6 thoughts on “Introduction to Game Analysis

  1. Braden says:

    A comprehensive text that introduces fledgling academics to models of writing game analysis in essay form Would make a great text for like a 200 level humanities course where students that have the basics of composing an essay argument are opened up to discussing weirder texts than curated short stories As a Senior in undergrad and someone already very familiar with a multitude of games writing styles this wasn't much than a trek through familiar territory Sometimes it is good to re encounter the basics however This book emphasizes methods and reasons why clarity in writing is still your #1 which I can at times forget up in here in the peaks of undergrad bad assery One negative thing to note is that this book is ridden with typos Kind of shocking for a second edition and definitely the densest amount of errors I've ever encountered in a book

  2. Bill says:

    I reviewed this book for ALA Choice magazine and my review appears there Volume 56 Issue 12

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