Pervasive Games Theory and Design

ISBN-10: 0123748534

ISBN-13: 9780123748539

Edition: 2009

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List price: $57.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 6/12/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 313
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.518
Language: English

Markus Montola (M.Soc.Sc.) is a grant researcher in the University of Tampere Gamelab research group and a doctoral candidate in Literature and the Arts. Before being given a three-year dissertation grant by the Finnish Cultural Foundation, he worked as a project researcher and manager in the Gamelab, since the year 2004. His dissertation work discusses various forms of role-playing and pervasive gaming. He has already edited two books on role-playing with Jaakko Stenros (Playground Worlds, 2008, and Beyond Role and Play, 2004) and works in the board of the upcoming International Journal on Role-Playing. He has published about a dozen book chapters and conference papers on Pervasive Games and is a known expert on the topic of pervasive games. The most significant award given to Markus Montola is the three-year research grant from the Finnish Cultural Foundation: Only 1-2 are given to each broad field annually.

Stenros is currently a researcher at the Game Reserch Lab at the University of Tampere. Stenros is one of the key people in the Nordic role-playing movement. He has written extensively on role-playing games, both in and out of academia, has edited two books with Markus Montola on role-playing games and has published numerous papers and reports on pervasive games. Before returning to academia in 2006 Stenros made a career as a trainer and customer support manager in data security company F-Secure. Stenros has the unique combination of skills required to tackle the cultural contexts that pervasive games tap into: Having worked as a journalist and a critic he has an extensive understanding of popular culture; his background in sociology helps ground the observations, and his understanding of the unique Nordic live action role-playing scene has been instrumental in approaching pervasive games.

The book is divided in three parts
Theory, looks at the concepts and history of pervasive gaming
Design, is a practical part giving guidance for practical work with pervasive games
Society, looks beyond pervasive games, discussing their cultural and societal relevance in a larger context
Foreword: written by a KEY person within game research community and industry
Possible contributors include Eric Zimmerman, Sean Stewart, Tracy Fullerton
Introduction: Explanation why pervasive games are interesting
Our position as ludologists
Basic terminology
Instructions on how to use the book
Theory Case Study A: Killer: The Game of Assassination By Markus Montola & Jaakko Stenros
Killer is an extremely simple and compelling pervasive game that has spread to countless campuses since the 60?s
It is discussed as the first case example, since the simple game demonstrates pervasive gameplay in an understandable fashion
Killer displays all forms of pervasivity discussed in Chapter 1, including spatial, temporal and social expansions
Games and Pervasive Games: There have been many definitions for pervasive games, and many names for this style of gaming
In this book we use a model based on magic circle discussed by Katie Salen and Eric Zimmerman; they discuss invasive games that penetrate the boundary of artificiality surrounding games
A model of three expansions is presented for analyzin the ways spatial, temporal and social boundaries of gameplay can be blurred
Pervasive games bring pleasure of game to everyday life and spice the game with unmitigated tangibility of the ordinary world
Case Study B: The Beast: The boom of alternate reality gaming started from an advertising campaign promoting Spielberg?s A.I
the movie, that also tried to build a larger franchise around the world portrayed in the movie
The central aesthetics of the game included a ?
Rabbit hole invitation?
Leading unsuspecting people to participate and?
This is not a game?
Aesthetic meaning that the game strongly denied its ludic nature
The gameplay centered around puzzle solving that was done by thousands of collaborating players
Pervasive Game Genres If pervasive gaming is seen as games that blur the boundaries of game and ordinary life, it is obviously a broad category of games
Subgenres of pervasive games share many properties and aesthetics, but are also unique and very different
As these games are relatively new, genres are just emerging, but at least treasure hunts, alternate reality games, urban larps and assassination games seem to have become stable genres
We also construct a categorization for future genres, such as the smart street sports, playful urban performances, urban adventure games and reality games
Case Study C: Shelby Logan?s Run: Shelby Logan?s Run represents ?The Game? tradition of extremely ambitious treasure hunts created by hobby communities for themselves
Inspired by the 1980 movie Midnight Madness, a group of Stanford students developed their own way of combining high-tech puzzles with physical challenges and a road rally
In addition to quick wits and top-notch tools, the success in Shelby Logan?s Run required exploring an abandoned mine, solving a puzzle hidden inside a living rat, getting on an island with no means provided and getting a pierced at a tattoo parlor
The author, Joe Belfiore, has been a central designer and player in The Game scene for its entire history
Historical Influences on Pervasive Games: Roots of pervasive gaming are manifold
In many ways the precursor of pervasive gaming is Killer, but other roots exist as well
In terms of carnivalism and public space, pervasive games have been influenced by flash mobs, student hoaxes, street sports and campus cultures
In literature and the arts, pervasive games have been inspired by variou
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