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Author Atkins, Barry.

Title More than a game : the computer game as fictional form / Barry Atkins
Published Manchester, UK ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York, NY : Distributed exclusively in the USA by Plagrave, 2003
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Description 1 online resource (170 pages)
Contents The computer game as fictional form -- Fantastically real: reading Tomb Raider -- Gritty realism: reading Half-Life -- Replaying history: reading Close Combat -- Managing the real: reading SimCity -- More than a game? -- Glossary of game-specific terms -- Bibliography -- Index
Summary This is the first academic work dedicated to the study of computer games in terms of the stories they tell and the manner of their telling. It considers the computer game as a new and emerging mode of contemporary storytelling in a fashion that is accessible and readable
Analysis Multi-User
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
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Subject Computer games -- Social aspects.
Genre/Form Anthologies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0719063647
141757805X (electronic bk.)
9781417578054 (electronic bk.)