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First Person New Media as Story, Performance, and Game

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ISBN-10: 0262731754

ISBN-13: 9780262731751

Edition: 2006

Authors: Noah Wardrip-Fruin, Pat Harrigan, Michael Crumpton

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Electronic games have established a huge international market, significantly outselling non-digital games; people spend more money on The Simsthan on "Monopoly" or even on "Magic: the Gathering." Yet it is widely believed that the market for electronic literature -- predicted by some to be the future of the written word -- languishes. Even bestselling author Stephen King achieved disappointing results with his online publication of "Riding the Bullet" and "The Plant." Isn't it possible, though, that many hugely successful computer games -- those that depend on or at least utilize storytelling conventions of narrative, character, and theme -- can be seen as examples of electronic…    
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 3/3/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Dedication and Acknowledgments
Introduction
Contributors
Cyberdrama
Ludology
Critical Simulation
Game Theories
Hypertexts & Interactives
The Pixel/The Line
Beyond Chat
New Readings
Permissions
Index