Making Games

Making Games The Politics and Poetics of Game Creation Tools - Playful Thinking

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Publisher's Synopsis

In Making Games, Stefan Werning considers the role of tools (primarily but not exclusively software), their design affordances, and the role they play as sociotechnical actors. Drawing on a wide variety of case studies, Werning argues that production tools shape the aesthetics and political economy of games as an expressive medium. He frames game-making as a (meta)game in itself and shows that tools, like games, have their own "procedural rhetoric" and should not always be conceived simply in terms of optimization and best practices.

Book information

ISBN: 9780262044837
Publisher: The MIT Press
Imprint: The MIT Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 794.8
DEWEY edition: 23
Number of pages: xi, 158
Weight: 334g
Height: 145mm
Width: 210mm
Spine width: 18mm