January 23, 2004


by Nick Montfort · , 10:45 am

Four bloggers interested in academic discussion of video games have launched Ludonauts: Exploring the Videogame, which is to be updated thrice weekly. It looks promising!

They’ve taken on some interesting topics, like genre in video games. This post begins with a casual discussion of how it is hard to classify certain films into genres; I wish there had been some discussion of what exactly genre means (some literary and film theorists have certainly thought about this a lot), and what genres of non-computer games there are (this would be a good hint as to how the term can be meaningful for video games).

Thanks to the newly-Danish Gonzalo for mentioning this site.