Tag: aristotle

Michael Mateas responds in turn

2004-05-02

Narrativists vs. ludologists, material vs. formal constraints: Michael Mateas replies by identifying actors’ roles in each division.

The Maul of America

1995-12-30

Liquid architect Marcos Novak on William Mitchell’s City of Bits.

Towards Computer Game Studies

2004-05-22

Literature scholars eager to understand gaming have made early inroads. Markku Eskelinen sets up serious checkpoints.

A Preliminary Poetics

2004-05-01

The builder of Façade, an “interactive story world,” Michael Mateas offers both a poetics and a neo-Aristotelian project (for interactive drama and games).

Towards a Game Theory of Game

2004-07-08

Applying games to games, Celia Pearce uses The Sims to showcase six keywords.

Videogames of the Oppressed

2004-06-24

Gonzalo Frasca’s proposal for videogames that address “critical thinking, education, tolerance, and other trivial issues.”

Eric Zimmerman's response

2004-01-08

Eric Zimmerman modifies Gonzalo Frasca’s game strategy with a strategic patch.

Brenda Laurel responds (excerpt)

2004-05-01

The importance of consequences plots Brenda Laurel’s response to Michael Mateas.

Gonzalo Frasca's response

2004-05-01

Secret agency is at issue in Frasca’s response, which denies the application of Aristotle to the open-ended interactivity of gaming.

Cyberdrama

2004-05-01

Pat Harrigan and Noah Wardrip-Fruin introduce Cyberdrama, the first section of First Person.

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