More Than a Game

More Than a Game The Computer Game as Fictional Form

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The first academic work dedicated to the study of computer games in terms of the stories they tell and the manner of their telling. Applies practices of reading texts from literary and cultural studies to consider the computer game as an emerging mode of contemporary storytelling in an accessible, readable manner. Contains detailed discussion of narrative and realism in four of the most significant games of the last decade: 'Tomb Raider', 'Half-Life', 'Close Combat' and 'Sim City'. Recognises the excitement and pleasure that has made the computer game such a massive global phenomenon.

Book information

ISBN: 9780719063657
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Imprint: Manchester University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 306.4870285
DEWEY edition: 21
Language: English
Number of pages: 170
Weight: 196g
Height: 199mm
Width: 130mm
Spine width: 15mm