Playing with information : how political games encourage the player to cross the magic circle

  • The concept of the magic circle suggests that the experience of play is separated from reality. However, in order to interact with a game’s rule system, the player has to make meaningful interpretations of its representations – and representations are never neutral. Games with political content refer in their representations explicitly to social discourses. Cues within their representational layers provoke the player to link the experience of play to mental concepts of reality.

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Author:Niklas Schrape
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Year of Completion:2008
Publishing Institution:Universität Potsdam
Release Date:2008/12/23
Organizational units:Philosophische Fakultät / Institut für Künste und Medien
Dewey Decimal Classification:7 Künste und Unterhaltung / 70 Künste / 700 Künste; Bildende und angewandte Kunst
Collections:Universität Potsdam / Tagungen / Conference Proceedings of The Philosophy of Computer Games 2008 / Ethics and Politics
Universität Potsdam / Schriftenreihen / DIGAREC Series, ISSN 1867-6227 / DIGAREC Series (2008) 01 / Ethics and Politics
Licence (German):License LogoKeine Nutzungslizenz vergeben - es gilt das deutsche Urheberrecht