Mesajlar Etiketlendi ‘game studies’

Ludopolitics: Exploring the Politics of Play

Yayınlandı: Kasım 15, 2014 kafaayari tarafından Yazılar içinde
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Bu dersi bizim üniversitelerimizde de bir gün görebilecek miyiz? Yoksa biz hep üretim-tasarım-pazarlama ağırlıklı derslerle mi meşgul olacağız?

Course Description:

This course explores the politics of historical and present conceptions of play and gameplay with a particular focus on understanding problems and potentials of contemporary digital game culture. We will discuss a broad range of topics including the centrality of play in Hindu metaphysics, the ancient Greek connection between education and play, the influence of American Puritanism on our valuation of play, Native American use of games as conflict resolution and intergenerational community formation, the South Korean professionalization of digital gaming, the emergence of “games for change” and “serious games,” issues of diversity and cultural difference in the making and reception of video games, first and second wave “indie” game culture, play and cultural evolution, the conceptual separation of “play” from “work,” codifications of sexism, racism, and classicism in videogame design culture, the threats of a “military entertainment complex,” and more.

Terry Schenold



Amber 2013 Festival Istanbul Game Symposium

Kadıköy Tasarım Atölyesi’nde Amber 2013 Festivali çerçevesinde düzenlenen Oyun Çalışmaları (Game Studies) konulu oturumda buluştuk, Türkiye’de ve dünyada oyun çalışmalarını ve geleceğini konuştuk. Pazar günü bu ölçüde ilgili ve bilgili bir dinleyici kitlesi sevindiriciydi. Soldan sağa: Tonguç İbrahim Sezen, Fasih Sayın, Diğdem Sezen, Kerem Yavuz Demirbaş, Altuğ Işığan. (Fotoğrafta açılış konuşmasını yapan Güven Çatak yer almıyor maalesef, kendisine sevgi ve saygılarımızı iletmeyi borç biliriz.)


7th International Conference on the Philosophy of Computer Games

Computer Game Space – Concept, Form and Experience
Bergen, Norway, 2-4 October 2013<>

We hereby invite scholars in any field of studies who take a professional interest in the philosophy of computer games to submit papers to the 7th International Conference on the Philosophy of Computer Games, to be held in Bergen, Norway, October 2-4 2013.
Player experience and dynamics in computer games are structured around apparent spatial relations inside the gameworld. It is furthermore common to use spatial metaphors such as  “action space”, “possibility space”, “experiential space” to explain central aspects of these games. For this conference we invite papers that aim to clarify and critically evaluate views about the nature of spatial relations in computer games. The papers may address such questions as: Is space in games fictional or real? What is the nature of space in games if it is not fictional? What are the formal properties of space in computer games? What is the role of spatial relations in defining interactivity? What is the relation between in-game spatial orientation and ordinary spatial orientation?
Accepted papers will have a clear focus on philosophy and philosophical issues in relation to computer games. They will refer to specific examples from computer games rather than merely invoke them in general terms.
In addition to papers that are directed at the main theme we invite a smaller number of papers in an “open” category. We are especially interested in papers that aim to continue discussions from earlier conferences in this series.
The abstracts should have a maximum 1000 words including bibliography. Please note if you intend your paper to fit in the “open” category.  Deadline for submissions is 17:00 GMT, June 14, 2013. Please submit your abstract in PDF format through All submitted abstracts will be subject to double blind peer review.  Notification of accepted submissions will be sent out by August 15, 2013. A full paper draft must then be submitted by September 25, 2013 and will be made available on the conference website.
We also issue a call for workshops to be held on October 1. Please contact the program committee chair if you are interested in organizing a workshop.
For information about the conference please visit<> and<>. A wiki-based bibliography for the conference theme will be made available.

Olav Asheim
Kristine Jørgensen
Rune Klevjer
Stephan Günzel
Gordon Calleja
Patrick Coppock
Olli Tapio Leino,
John Richard Sageng, program committee chair

Digra, Ecrea Dijital Oyunlar Geçici Çalışma Grubu, ICA Oyun Araştırmaları Özel Grubu dünyada oyun araştırmalarının durumu ile ilgili bir anket düzenliyorlar. Türkiye’de de oyun araştırmaları alanında çalışma yapan araştırmacıların katılımı bekleniyor. Aşağıdaki linkten ankete ulaşabilirsiniz.


Utrecht Üniversitesi’nde Beşeri Bilimler Fakültesi altında, dijital oyun ve yeni medya konusuna odaklanmak isteyen öğrenciler için New Media and Digital Culture ismiyle bir master programı bulunuyor.  Joost Raessens, Sybill Lammes ve Ann-Sophie Lehmann gibi profesörlerin bulunduğu bölümün ders programı Teknobedenler, Ağ Politikaları, Ciddi Oyunlar gibi güncel konular ve araştırma alanları etrafında şekillenmiş. Utrecht Üniversitesi hem köklü, hem de eğitim açısından dünyada tanınan bir üniversite. Utrecht ise tam bir öğrenci şehri. Yurt dışında oyun ve yeni medya eğitimi almak isteyen master adayları için iyi bir tercih olabilir.

This article focuses on video game design and aesthetic choices of game designers in design process in order to examine the possible extents to which the auteur theory can be applied to the analysis of video games. The main question, around which the article has evolved, is: Can auteur theory as a theoretical framework reveal different styles and worldviews of video game designers and sustain necessary tools for their critical analysis? Video games are rules-based systems however they are also computer simulations with fictional worlds. This also allows us to evaluate video games not only in terms of programming and game technology, but also in the terms of design and art. The auteur theory as a critical method, has enabled critics of its time to reconsider movies with regard to the paradigms of art criticism. It has also allowed us to define some directors as “auteurs” by highlighting certain differences in styles, world views and technical competence.  In this paper, main argument is that the video game designers with total control on the aesthetic aspects of game medium and the production process can also be considered as auteur candidates in the field of games. Along with their narrative and formal aspects, expressive uses of video games allow game auteurs to put their intentions in games. I suggest that the critical analysis of game elements with an auteur perspective can also reveal the technical competence, individual style and world views of game auteurs. In this work, I argue that Gonzalo Frasca can be identified as an auteur candidate. His video games are examined with respect to this argument.

Kerem Yavuz  Demirbaş (