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This paper seeks to look at expanding the idea of “well play” in a community that gathers around a game and redefines the goals of the game for themselves in competition. Focusing specifically on Final Fantasy VI (FFVI), we can see that the practice of speedrunning reflects deep gaming literacies, the commitment to community goals and norms, the creation of new games out of the elements of existing ones, and a transition from casual to serious leisure activity. Speedrunning FFVI reflects redefinitions of the boundaries of what we consider the games we put under study, as well as the role of “well play” in our understanding of them.


Speedrunning to Expand the Well Play of Final Fantasy VI
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