Game Studies Resources

* (Frans Mäyrä & SAGE Publications)  Preparing for a Games Studies Project

* Companion website to the textbook An Introduction to Game Studies: Games in Culture by Frans Mäyrä, published by SAGE Publications Ltd.

* IGDA International Game Developers Association for academic events, for papers and reports (on casual gaming, mobile games, etc.), articles on topics such as game accessibility and anti-censorship see

Handbook of Computer Game Studies by Jeffrey H. Goldstein

Gaming: Essays On Algorithmic Culture (Electronic Mediations) by Alexander R. Galloway

First Person: New Media as Story, Performance, and Game by Pat Harrigan, Noah Wardrip-Fruin (Editor), Michael Crumpton

Rules of Play: Game Design Fundamentals by Katie Salen, Eric Zimmerman

Man, Play and Games by Roger Caillois, Meyer Barash (Translator)

* The Game Design Reader: A Rules of Play Anthology by Katie Salen & Eric Zimmerman

Computer Games: Text, Narrative and Play by Dianne Carr, David Buckingham, Andrew Burn &          Gareth Schott (2006)

Beyond Barbie and Mortal Kombat: New Perspectives on Gender and Gaming edited by                     Yasmin B. Kafai, Carrie Heeter, Jill Denner and Jennifer Y. Sun (2008)

* Timothy J. Welsh Immersive Fictions (PhD candidate in Washington)                  Blog:

*  Jennifer Jenson – here are some of her publications:

  • Jenson, J. Brushwood-Rose, C., & Lewis, B.  (2007). Policy Unplugged: Dis/connections between technology policies and practices in Canadian Schools. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press.
  • de Castell, S. & Jenson, J. (Eds.) (2007). Worlds in Play: International Perspectives on Digital Games Research. New York: Peter Lang Press.
  • Jenson, J., Taylor, N. & de Castell, S. (2007). Shifting Design Values: A Playful Approach to Serious Content.  E-Learning, 4, 4, pp. 497-507.

* Canadian Game Studies Association (Jenson & de Castell & Taylor a part of this)


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