Game Studies Study Buddies – Hamlet On The Holodeck References

Below you will find a partial list of all of the works we discussed in the third episode of Game Studies Study Buddies, which is centered on Janet Murray’s Hamlet On The Holodeck.

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Aarseth, Espen. Cybertext.

Borges, Jorge Luis. “The Garden of Forking Paths.”

Bronte, Anne. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall.

Castle Rock.

Cyan, Inc. Myst.

Derrida, Jacques. Archive Fever.

Eskelinen, Markku. “The Gaming Situation.”

Freud, Sigmund. Beyond the Pleasure Principle.

Frictional Games. Soma.

Friends At The Table

Fullbright Company. Gone Home.

Fullbright Company. Tacoma.

Galloway, Alexander. The Interface Effect.

Genette, Gerard. The Narrative Discourse: An Essay on Method.

Hussie, Andrew. Homestuck.

Iunius, Hadrianus. Incunable / baby clothes.

James, C.L.R. Beyond A Boundary.

Joyce, Michael. afternoon, a story.

Juul, Jesper. Half-Real.


Left 4 Dead’s Director

Lutz, Michael. His postmodernist hypertexts…

McLuhan, Marshall. Understanding Media.

Manovich, Lev. Nothing specific, but maybe check out Software Takes Command.

MUDs aka Multi User Dungeons.

Propp, Vladimir.

Ranciere, Jacques. Aisthesis.

Salen, Katie and Eric Zimmerman. Rules of Play.

Shanahan, Ian. “Bow N—–”.

Short, Emily. Galatea.

Sicart, Miguel. The Ethics of Computer Games.

Spinoza, Baruch. Ethics.

Trion Worlds. Defiance.

Westworld writers watch the show and rewrite it based on Reddit comments.