On The Foundations of Digital Games

Björk, Staffan (2013) On The Foundations of Digital Games. In: Foundations of Digital Games, 16 May 2013, Chania, Crete, Greece.

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Computers have lead to a revolution in the games we play, and, following this, an interest for computer-based games has been sparked in research communities. However, this easily leads to the perception of a one-way direction of influence between that the field of game research and computer science. This historical investigation points towards a deep and intertwined relationship between research on games and the development of computers, giving a richer picture of both fields. While doing so, an overview of early game research is presented and an argument made that the distinction between digital games and non-digital games may be counter-productive to game research as a whole.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
ID Code:5589
Deposited By:Staffan Bjork
Deposited On:11 Nov 2013 13:54
Last Modified:11 Nov 2013 13:54

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