Journals Higher Education



Published: 08 May 2003

176 Pages

7.8 x 5.0 inches

ISBN: 9780719063657

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More than a game

The computer game as fictional form

Barry Atkins

Published by Manchester University Press

  • The first academic work dedicated to the study of computer games in terms of the stories they tell and the manner of their telling
  • Applies practices of reading texts from literary and cultural studies to consider the computer game as an emerging mode of contemporary storytelling in an accessible, readable manner
  • Contains detailed discussion of narrative and realism in four of the most significant games of the last decade: 'Tomb Raider', 'Half-Life', 'Close Combat' and 'Sim City'
  • Recognises the excitement and pleasure that has made the computer game such a massive global phenomenon

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