You Played That? Yes, I've been playing that game criticism game for ages
Souvik Friday, September 04, 2009Just read about the 'You Played That' panel at Digra on Andrew's site (he is blogging his detailed notes on whatever he's attended so is high on my recommendation list - far better than the desultory tweets). Am very happy that the senior academics are finally interested in close-reading games. Something I've been trying to for ages (Reading Games and Playing Books, ergo). Hoping that this increase in interest in close readings of walkthroughs etc will improve research in the area.
'Literature is a combinatorial game that pursues the possibilities implicit in its own material [...] but it is a game that at a certain point is invested with an unexpected meaning' - Italo Calvino