Videogame Theory and Analysis



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This is an introduction to the interdisciplinary academic study of videogames, examining their cultural, educational, and social functions in contemporary settings. By playing, analyzing, and reading and writing about videogames, we will examine debates surrounding how they function within socially situated contexts in order to better understand games' influence on and reflections of society.

Goals

  • To introduce students to the emerging field of videogame studies and its foundational academic research and publications.
  • To explore videogames' impact as contemporary cultural texts, each with their own social communities and significance as media.
  • To connect and compare videogames to other contemporary digital (and nondigital) media.
  • To be introduced to a variety of games-related careers and studies through discussions with professionals working in videogames and interactive media.

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"hemos creado esta iniciativa con la intención de crear casos de análisis e investigación a cerca de los pormenores de la industria de videojuegos, conociendo a los usuarios, desarrolladores, videojuegos y empresas que han logrado fundar esta multimillonaria forma de entretenimiento"


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