Remarks on digital play spaces

  • Most play spaces support completely different actions than we normally would think of when moving through real space, out of play. This paper therefore discusses the relationship between selected game rules and game spaces in connection to the behaviors, or possible behaviors, of the player. Space will be seen as a modifier or catalyst of player behavior. Six categories of game space are covered: Joy of movement, exploration, tactical, social, performative, and creative spaces. Joy of movement is examined in detail, with a briefer explanation of the other categories.

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Author details:Mattias Ljungström
Publication type:Conference Proceeding
Publication year:2008
Publishing institution:Universität Potsdam
Release date:2008/12/23
Organizational units:Philosophische Fakultät / Institut für Künste und Medien
DDC classification:7 Künste und Unterhaltung / 70 Künste / 700 Künste; Bildende und angewandte Kunst
Collection(s):Universität Potsdam / Tagungsbände/Proceedings (nicht fortlaufend) / Conference Proceedings of The Philosophy of Computer Games 2008 / Action | Space
Universität Potsdam / Schriftenreihen / DIGAREC Series, ISSN 1867-6227 / DIGAREC Series (2008) 01 / Action | Space
License (German):License LogoKeine öffentliche Lizenz: Unter Urheberrechtsschutz
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