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 Ready 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.