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.
Pac-Man for the VIC-20: Game Clones and Program Listings in the Emerging Finnish Home Computer Market, by Petri Saarikoski, Jaakko Suominen, & Markku Reunanen
La Abadía del Crimen: Anatomy of a Cult Video Game in Spain, by Jaume Esteve
Cammelli and Attack of the Mutant Camels: A Variantology of Italian Video Games of the 1980s, by Riccardo Fassone
An Exploration of the Historical Contexts of Nu, Pogodi!, a Soviet Era LCD Game, by Peter Smith & Joseph Fanfarelli
The curious world of The Hobbit: an early example of a dynamic gameworld, by Helen Stuckey