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Stories and Games (2): The Emotions of Play

Part two of the Stories and Games series is on ihobo today. Here’s an extract:

Why are games fun, and are they fun in different ways to films and books? This can be a tricky question to explore since a great many of the games that get the most attention are actually part film and part game – they switch between interactive sections of gameplay and non-interactive movies. As I argued last week, those movies are still a kind of game, but they are a different kind of game and a different kind of art.

You can read the whole of Stories and Games (2): The Emotions of Play over on


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