2 – Chess – Ready Player Two

This is the second episode of Game Studies Study Buddies, a podcast where your two co-hosts read through works of academic game studies and talk about it. If you’re interested in that, you might like this show!

This episode is about Shira Chess’s┬áReady Player Two, a book that argues for the concept of the “designed identity” of the target audience of casual games. We have a great time talking about the book, designed identity as a method, and actor-network theory. The book has some great insights, and we really dig into how it works.

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