Second Person: Role-Playing and Story in Games and Playable Media

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Product Details

Price
$42.00
Publisher
MIT Press
Publish Date
Pages
427
Dimensions
7.9 X 8.9 X 0.9 inches | 1.75 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780262514187

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About the Author

Pat Harrigan is a freelance writer and editor, most recently of Zones of Control: Perspectives on Wargaming, coedited with Matthew Kirschenbaum (MIT Press). His work has been published widely and he is the author of a novel, Lost Clusters, and a collection of short stories, Thin Times and Thin Places.

Noah Wardrip-Fruin is Professor of Computational Media at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where he codirects the Expressive Intelligent Studio. He is the author of Expressive Processing: Digital Fictions, Computer Games, and Software Studies (MIT Press).

Reviews

If you hold the traditional views that games are something you play (such as chess), role playing is something you do (such as acting), and stories are something that a writer writes and a reader reads, brace yourself--this book will turn these ideas inside out. It is a thought-provoking, intimidating, revealing, and encouraging work.--J. M. Artz, Computing Reviews--

The book is not 100 percent a how-to guide for designing better video games, but rather is a thought-provoker, spanning both the theoretical and the practical.

--Game Developer--