The Playful Undead and Video Games: Critical Analyses of Zombies and Gameplay

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The Playful Undead and Video Games: Critical Analyses of Zombies and Gameplay
Authors: Stephen J. Webley (editor)
Year: 2019
Publisher: Routledge
Language: English
ISBN 13: 9781032177700
ISBN 10: 1032177705
Categories: Computers, Computers, General and Miscellaneous
Pages: 320 / 319
Edition: 1

Availability: 5000 in stock

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The Playful Undead and Video Games: Critical Analyses of Zombies and Gameplay Stephen J. Webley (editor), Peter Zackariasson (editor)
This book explores the central role of the zombie in contemporary popular culture as they appear in video games. Moving beyond traditional explanations of their enduring appeal – that they embody an aesthetic that combines horror with a mindless target; that lower age ratings for zombie games widen the market; or that Artificial Intelligence routines for zombies are easier to develop – the book provides a multidisciplinary and comprehensive look at this cultural phenomenon. Drawing on detailed case studies from across the genre, contributors from a variety of backgrounds offer insights into how the study of zombies in the context of video games informs an analysis of their impact on contemporary popular culture. Issues such as gender, politics, intellectual property law, queer theory, narrative storytelling and worldbuilding, videogame techniques and technology, and man’s relation to monsters are closely examined in their relation to zombie video games. Breaking new ground in the study of video games and popular culture, this volume will be of interest to researchers in a broad range of areas including media, popular culture, video games, and media psychology. Categories:
Computers – Computers – General & Miscellaneous
Year:
2019
Edition:
1
Publisher:
Routledge
Language:
english
Pages:
286 / 287
ISBN 10:
1032177705
ISBN 13:
9781032177700
Series:
Routledge Advances in Game Studies
File:
65 MB

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The Playful Undead and Video Games: Critical Analyses of Zombies and Gameplay
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