This is the third 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 Janet Murray’s Hamlet On The Holodeck, a classic book in the game studies canon. It argues that procedural media fundamentally changes the stakes of how narrative functions. It was originally published in 1997, and so the question remains: what does it offer us now? We investigate.