Category: Academic Videogame Theory

The Play Versus Story Divide in Game Studies

I’m pleased to announce that an essay of mine, “Kentucky Route Zero: Or, How Not to Get Lost in the Branching Narrative System” has been published in The Play Versus Story Divide in Game Studies, a collection edited by Matthew Wilhelm Kapell and published by McFarland. You can also find contributions from: Andrew Wackerfus Emily Joy Bembeneck Eric W. Riddle Mark Filipowich…

VG6

While the internet would like me to believe that this industry (be it video games, be it journalism, or be it academia – take your pick) is a cut-throat place where everyone is a competitor willing to knife you in the back, VG6: Video Game Cultures & The Future of Interactive Entertainment, stands out as conference strongly fighting against such…

Videogame Cultures & the Future of Interactive Entertainment

In just a few weeks, I will have the pleasure of attending this year’s Inter-Discipilnary.net conference: Videogame Cultures & the Future of Interactive Entertainment. While I am amped to go talk about game for a few days in Oxford, it’s worth noting that you can read the abstract and papers without attending. Drafts are currently up now, before the conference.…