Espen Aarseth

Espen Aarseth responds in turn

2004-05-21

Espen Aarseth holds that gameplay, not Lara Croft?s physique, should command the attention of an evolving game studies.

Genre Trouble (sidebar)

2004-05-19

Sidebar images from “Genre Trouble: Narrativism and the Art of Simulation.”

Espen Aarseth responds

2004-05-01

Espen Aarseth foresees the quick end of Murray’s “story-game hybrid” and suggests instead a “critical theory of games.”

Genre Trouble

2004-05-21

“Where is the text in chess?” asks Espen Aarseth. Rules, play, and semiosis are the (un)common ground between games and stories in “interactive narrativism” and the art of simulation.