- Stories from the Seats of Power: Chopper versus Chopper as dueling Travelogues, by Matthew Thomas Payne, Michael Fleisch
- Unbroken Immersion: The Skyrim Experience, by David Simkins, Seann Dikkers, Elizabeth Owen
- Super Meat Boy Special Bonus Pack, by Caro Williams
- Well Suffered, by Moses Wolfenstein
- Super Meat Boy: A Love Letter, by Matthew Thomas Payne, Stephen Campbell
- Response to Matthew Thomas Payne and Stephen Campbell’s “Super Meat Boy”, by Moses Wolfenstein
- Response to Moses Wolfenstein’s “Well Suffered”, by Matthew Thomas Payne, Stephen Campbell
*These essays were part of the Well Played Sessions at GLS 8.0, the 2012 Games+Learning+Society Conference in Madison, WI.
The Well Played Journal is a forum for in-depth close readings of video games that parse out the various meanings to be found in the experience of playing a game. It is a reviewed journal open to submissions that will be released on a regular basis with high-quality essays.