Well Played

Well Played (Vol. 12, No.1)

Special Issue
This special issue is uniquely focused on esports as an emerging type of community, largely within the context of colleges and universities.

Imprint
ETC Press
Release Date
January 11, 2023
Pages
56
ISSN
2164-666X
Language
English
DOI / Citations
10.57862/tcc1-pt80
Product Dimensions
6 x 9
Total Downloads: 183

a journal on videos games, value and meaning

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 with CfPs for submissions that will be released on a regular basis with high-quality essays.

This issue differs from others in the Well Played series in a number of ways. It was produced through a new program in New York City to bring youth of color into the gaming industry through the public college system. It reflects a diversity of voices: college students, academics, gaming professionals and, yes, even a mayor and (separately) a nerdcore rapper. And each chapter was adapted from a live presentation. 

This special issue is uniquely focused on esports as an emerging type of community, largely within the context of colleges and universities. It asks such questions as: How do college esports clubs facilitate campus social life?  How do the communication systems within competitive games constrain and enable fan/player relationships? And, how do these same systems limit gender equity among players?

Library Category
Well-Played
Publications Category
Journals