Dungeons, Dragons, and Digital Denizens: The Digital Role-Playing Game (Hardcover)

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Gerald Voorhees, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication at High Point University. Joshua Call, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English at Grandview University. Katie Whitlock, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Theatre Department at the California State University, Chico.

Dungeons, Dragons, and Digital Denizens is a collection of scholarly essays that seeks to represent the far-reaching scope and implications of digital role-playing games as both cultural and academic artifacts. As a genre, digital role playing games have undergone constant and radical revision, pushing not only multiple boundaries of game development, but also the playing strategies and experiences of players.

Divided into three distinct sections, this premiere volume captures the distinctiveness of different game types, the forms of play they engender and their social and cultural implications. Contributors examine a range of games, from classics like Final Fantasy to blockbusters like World of Warcraft to obscure genre bending titles like Lux Pain. Working from a broad range of disciplines such as ecocritism, rhetoric, performance, gender, and communication, these essays yield insights that enrich the field of game studies and further illuminate the cultural, psychological and philosophical implications of a society that increasingly produces, plays and discourses about role playing games.
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ISBN 9781441191892
Genre SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies
Format Hardcover
Pages 376
Publisher Date 2012-02-16 00:00:00.0
Publisher Bloomsbury USA Academic
Copyright Year 2012
Height 9.0 in
Wdth 6.0 in
Thickness 1.25 in
Unit weight 1.45 lb
Language English
Subtitle The Digital Role-Playing Game
Series Name Approaches to Digital Game Studies
Series Volume Number 1
Audience College/higher education

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