Playing Dystopia : Nightmarish Worlds in Video Games and the Player's Aesthetic Response Paperback / softback
by GERALD FARCA
Part of the Studies of Digital Media Culture series
Video games permeate our everyday existence. They immerse players in fascinating gameworlds and exciting experiences, often inviting them in various ways to reflect on the enacted events.
Gerald Farca explores the genre of dystopian video games and the player's aesthetic response to their nightmarish gameworlds.
Players, he argues, will gradually come to see similarities between the virtual dystopia and their own offline environment, thus learning to stay wary of social and political developments.
In his analysis, Farca draws from a variety of research fields, such as literary theory and game studies, combining them into a coherent theory of aesthetic response to dystopian games.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 434 pages
- Publisher: Transcript Verlag
- Publication Date: 15/11/2018
- Category: Media studies
- ISBN: 9783837645972