Claiming places : game mods and graffiti

Turner, Jane (2007) Claiming places : game mods and graffiti. YAQ Papers 2007.

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Abstract

Many games now on the market come with a Software Development Kit, or SDK, which allow players to construct their own worlds and mod(ify) the original. One or two of these mods have achieved notoriety in the press, cited as evidence of malicious intent on the part of the modders who often exploit their own known lived experience as a basis for new virtual playgrounds. But most player constructed games are a source of delight and pleasure for the builder and for the community of players. Creating a game is the act of creating a world, of making a place.

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ID Code: 65209
Item Type: Other
Refereed: No
Additional Information: Jane Turner (truna aka j.turner)
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Keywords: Computer Games, Modding, Graffiti, Place
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > FILM TELEVISION AND DIGITAL MEDIA (190200) > Computer Gaming and Animation (190202)
Divisions: Past > Research Centres > Australasian CRC for Interaction Design (ACID)
Current > Schools > School of Design
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 Please consult the author
Deposited On: 08 Dec 2013 22:33
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2015 23:43

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