Loading… August 2, 2007Posted by joshg in General.
Oh, and by the way there’s a new journal out from the Canadian Game Studies Association. Loading… is a free-access journal with topics across the full range of game studies. Just register a user name and log in and you’ll be able to give it a read.
I highly recommend Kevin Schut’s “Continuity and Discontinuity: An Experiment in Comparing Narratives Across Media” which looks at how mythically-styled narrative makes the transition to the medium of digital games. I’ve spoken with Kevin lately, and his Media Ecology perspective on how mythic and spiritual topics change as they move into games has given me a better perspective on what I’ve sort of kind of been saying before – that getting meaningful faith and spirituality concepts into digital games can be really hard to do well given the nature of games themselves.