Journals Higher Education



Published: 30 October 2017

216 Pages

7.8 x 5.0 inches

ISBN: 9781526121653

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Games Are Not

The Difficult and Definitive Guide to What Games Are

First Edition

David Myers

Published by Manchester University Press

  • This book offers a formal theory based on the paradoxical properties of play, which revitalises current thinking around game form
  • The author offers a radical but compelling argument for games and gameplay as art
  • Interdisciplinary in scope, the study tackles the controversies and conflicts surrounding the meanings, assumptions and effects of games
  • Students and lecturers in media studies, aesthetics, literature, philosophy, as well as students, lecturers and professionals in game studies and game design will find this an enthralling read

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