Dungeons & Dreamers

Dungeons & Dreamers follows the designers, developers, and players who built the virtual games nd explores the nature of what it means to live and thrive in virtual communities.


Imprint
ETC Press: Signature
Release Date
March 15, 2014
Pages
278
ISBN
991222725
Language
English
DOI / Citations
10.1184/R1/6686741
Product Dimensions
6 x 9
Cover Design
Katelin Carter
Total Downloads: 6

Before the multibillion computer game industry, there was Dungeons & Dragons, a tabletop game created by Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson in 1974. D&D captured the attention of a small but influential group of players, many of whom also gravitated to the computer networks that were then appearing on college campuses around the globe.

With the subsequent emergence of the personal computer, a generation of geeky storytellers arose that translated communal D&D playing experiences into the virtual world of computer games. The result of that 40-year journey is today’s massive global community of players who, through games, have forged very real friendships and built thriving lives in virtual worlds. Dungeons & Dreamers follows the designers, developers, and players who built the virtual games and communities that define today’s digital entertainment landscape and explores the nature of what it means to live and thrive in virtual communities.

Library Category
ETC Press: Signature
Publications Category
Books