René Bauer

René Bauer, born in 1972, studied German philology and literary studies, biology and computer linguistics at the University of Zurich. He works as lecturer, researcher, and head of master education in game design at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK).

transcript-Publications in the Research Fields: Cultural Studies, Digital and Social Media, Media Aesthetics, Media Studies, Popular Culture

Publications in the Series: Media Studies

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Narrative Mechanics
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Narrative Mechanics

Strategies and Meanings in Games and Real Life

What do stories in games have in common with political narratives? The book identifies narrative strategies as mechanisms for meaning and manipulation in games and real life.
Games and Rules
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Games and Rules

Game Mechanics for the »Magic Circle«

Why do we play games? What are the rules for the Magic Circle? This book takes a closer look at the motivational system that is the game mechanics.

Book Chapter

  1. Games and Rules


    Seiten 1 - 4
  2. Contents

    Seiten 5 - 6
  3. Introduction

    Seiten 7 - 16
  4. Games as a Special Zone

    Seiten 35 - 46
  5. Hansel and Gretel

    Seiten 115 - 138
  6. The Spectacular Space

    Seiten 139 - 168
  7. The Player as Puppet

    Seiten 217 - 242
  8. Authors

    Seite 317

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