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  • Title: More than a Game: The Computer Game as Fictional Form
  • Author(s) Barry Atkins
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press (September 6, 2003); eBook (Creative Commons Licensed)
  • License(s): Creative Commons License (CC)
  • Hardcover/Paperback: 176 page
  • eBook: PDF
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10/ASIN: 0719063647
  • ISBN-13: 978-0719063640
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Book Description

Taking its cue from practices of reading texts in literary and cultural studies, this book considers the computer game as a new and emerging mode of contemporary storytelling. In a carefully organized study, Barry Atkins discusses questions of narrative and realism in four of the most significant games of the last decade: Tomb Raider, Half-Life, Close Combat and SimCity. This is a work for both the student of contemporary culture and those game-players who are interested in how computer games tell their stories.

About the Authors
  • Barry Atkins is Lecturer in English and Senior Learning and Teaching Fellow at Manchester Metropolitan University.
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