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Closing Remarks of Richard Duke, ISAGA 2003

Posted in Online papers with tags , , , on June 1, 2008 by frans

This talk (closing remarks in a conference, recorded in an association newsletter) captures some interesting pieces of historical information regarding gaming and simulation field, and how the early academic associations in games research were formed. Richard D. Duke has served as the president of ISAGA and is one of the pioneers of the field.

Duke, Richard (2003) ‘Closing Remarks of Richard Duke, ISAGA 2003, Kisarazu, Chiba, Japan’. ISAGA Newsletter 1. Online:

The Art of Computer Game Design

Posted in Books with tags , , , , on April 4, 2008 by frans

Many of the early critical works of digital game studies have been authored by games industry professionals, rather than academics. Chris Crawford published this classic text originally in 1982, and it has then been made available online by professor Sue Peabody from Washington State University Vancouver. The book has been very influential in the way it discusses games through comparisons to some neighboring cultural forms.

Crawford, Chris (1982/1997) The Art of Computer Game Design. The electronic edition. Online: