Playing Utopia

Futures in Digital Games

Media narratives inform our ideas of the future – and Games are currently making a significant contribution to this medial reservoir. On the one hand, Games demonstrate a particular propensity for fantastic and futuristic scenarios. On the other hand, they often serve as an experimental field for the latest media technologies. However, while dystopias are part of the standard gaming repertoire, Games feature utopias much less frequently. Why?

This anthology examines playful utopias from two perspectives. It investigates utopias in digital Games as well as utopias of the digital game; that is, the role of ludic elements in scenarios of the future.

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30 October 2019, 332 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-5050-1

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Book title
Playing Utopia Futures in Digital Games
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
332
Features
kart., Dispersionsbindung, 17 Farbabbildungen, 26 SW-Abbildungen
ISBN
978-3-8376-5050-1
DOI
10.14361/9783839450505
Commodity Group
1744
BIC-Code
JFD
BISAC-Code
SOC052000
THEMA-Code
JBCT1
Release date
30 October 2019
Edition
1
Topics
Popkultur, Medien
Readership
Media Studies, Game Studies
Keywords/Tags
Digital Games, Utopia, Future, Playfulness, Media, Popular Culture, Computer Games, Media Aesthetics, Digital Media, Media Studies

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