Audio Visual Essay: Understanding user created content as Transformative Play

Originally Published: 30/09/2015 with Brianna Fromont.

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The Stanley Parable and the Postmodern Metanarrative

The Stanley Parable and the Postmodern Metanarrative

Originally Published: 19/11/2015

Galactic Cafe’s The Stanley Parable describes itself as a game where “You will play as Stanley, and you will not play as Stanley. You will follow a story, you will not follow a story. You will have a choice, you will have no choice.” (2013). However if you would like a choice you can click here, this is not a blog post.

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NOT ALL FUN AND GAMES

NOT ALL FUN AND GAMES

Originally Published 05/08/2015

When one tries to answer the abundance of questions that surround games and the making thereof, it is easy to become dumbfounded with twists, turns and, ultimately, more questions. This is why with video games, like any other art form, we seek, analyse and formalise our responses to such questions. One such way of discussing these issues is by relating games to other forms of media; therefore I would like to examine games within the spectrum Lev Manovich’s theory of New Media (2001). In this short post, I aim to explain why games are a form of New Media, but more importantly, why it is essential that they be considered a form of New Media.

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