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  • Paperback: 344 pages
  • Publisher: The MIT Press (Sept. 30 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 026251673X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0262516730
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 1.4 x 22.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 522 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #527,713 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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[Celia Pearce's] background as a games designer is evident in the way she respectfully engages readers in clear, vivid prose structured in an original and -- can we say it? -- entertaining way. From its thoughtful analyses of play and community to its authoritative contextualization of games and virtual worlds, this book repays study on many levels. Enjoy!

(from the foreword by Bonnie Nardi)

About the Author

Celia Pearce is Assistant Professor of Digital Media at Georgia Institute of Technology, where she is Director of the Experimental Game Lab and the Emergent Game Group. She is the author of The Interactive Book: A Guide to the Interactive Revolution. Artemesia is her coauthor and avatar.

Steinar Andresen is a Senior Research Fellow at the Fridtjof Nansen Institute in Norway.

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