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The Stuff Games Are Made Of

Pippin Barr

August 1, 2023

A World of Women

J. D. Beresford, Astra Taylor

March 15, 2022

Real Life in Real Time

Johanna Brewer, Bo Ruberg, Amanda L. L. Cullen, Christopher J. Persaud

August 22, 2023

Playful Wearables

Oğuz Buruk, Ella Dagan, Katherine Isbister, Elena Márquez Segura, Theresa Jean Tanenbaum

January 2, 2024


Gordon Calleja

October 4, 2022

The Inhumans and Other Stories

Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay, Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay

March 12, 2024

Play like a Feminist.

Shira Chess

August 18, 2020

The Napoleon of Notting Hill

G.K. Chesterton, Madeline Ashby

August 1, 2023

Robot Ethics

Mark Coeckelbergh

September 6, 2022

High Weirdness

Erik Davis

November 5, 2019


Erik Davis

April 30, 2024

The Infinite Playground

Bernard De Koven, Holly Gramazio, Celia Pearce, Eric Zimmerman

June 21, 2022

The Lost World and The Poison Belt

Arthur Conan Doyle, Conor Reid, Joshua Glenn

February 21, 2023

Playing at a Distance

Sonia Fizek

November 1, 2022

Playing Oppression

Mary Flanagan, Mikael Jakobsson

February 28, 2023


Laura Forlano, Danya Glabau

February 6, 2024

Building SimCity

Chaim Gingold, Janet H. Murray

June 4, 2024

Voices from the Radium Age

Joshua Glenn, Joshua Glenn

March 8, 2022

More Voices from the Radium Age

Joshua Glenn, Joshua Glenn

August 1, 2023


Or Graur

February 8, 2022

Man's World

Charlotte Haldane, Philippa Levine

March 12, 2024

The Night Land

William Hope Hodgson, Erik Davis

August 15, 2023

Monsters, Aliens, and Holes in the Ground

Stu Horvath

October 10, 2023

Monsters, Aliens, and Holes in the Ground

Stu Horvath

October 10, 2023

How Games Move Us

Katherine Isbister

October 27, 2017

The Art of Failure

Jesper Juul

September 2, 2016

Handmade Pixels

Jesper Juul

October 8, 2019

Wandering Games

Melissa Kagen

October 11, 2022

The Videogame Industry Does Not Exist

Brendan Keogh

April 18, 2023

The Beauty of Games

Frank Lantz

October 3, 2023

Memoirs of a Space Traveler

Stanisław Lem, Elizabeth Bear, Joel Stern, Maria Swiecicka-Ziemianek, Antonia Lloyd-Jones

February 18, 2020

The Invincible

Stanisław Lem, N. Katherine Hayles, Bill Johnston

February 18, 2020

His Master's Voice

Stanisław Lem, Seth Shostak, Michael Kandel

February 18, 2020

Return from the Stars

Stanisław Lem, Simon Ings, Barbara Marszal, Frank Simpson

February 18, 2020

A Playful Production Process

Richard Lemarchand, Amy Hennig

October 12, 2021

Make Shift

Gideon Lichfield

May 4, 2021


Kristie Macrakis

February 28, 2023

Enacting Platforms

James Malazita

July 2, 2024

Run and Jump

Peter D McDonald

February 6, 2024

Arcade Britannia

Alan Meades

October 25, 2022

The Future

Nick Montfort

December 8, 2017

Mainstreaming and Game Journalism

David B. Nieborg, Maxwell Foxman

September 26, 2023

The Clockwork Man

E. V. Odle, Annalee Newitz

May 3, 2022

Optimizing Play

Christopher A. Paul

May 14, 2024

Game Wizards

Jon Peterson

October 12, 2021

The Elusive Shift

Jon Peterson

March 29, 2022

Playing at the World, 2E

Jon Peterson

July 30, 2024

Playing Place

Chad Randl, D. Medina Lasansky

August 15, 2023

Twelve Tomorrows

Wade Roush

May 25, 2018

Cloud Computing

Nayan B. Ruparelia

August 1, 2023

Playing Software

Miguel Sicart

February 14, 2023

Play Matters

Miguel Sicart

October 27, 2017

Fifty Years of Dungeons & Dragons

Premeet Sidhu, Marcus Carter, José P. Zagal

May 14, 2024

A Biography of the Pixel

Alvy Ray Smith

August 3, 2021

The Rule Book

Jaakko Stenros, Markus Montola

March 12, 2024

Tomorrow's Parties

Jonathan Strahan

August 23, 2022

Communications Breakdown

Jonathan Strahan

October 31, 2023

Player vs. Monster

Jaroslav Švelch

February 7, 2023

Repairing Play

Aaron Trammell

February 7, 2023

Science Fiction

Sherryl Vint

February 16, 2021

The World Set Free

H. G. Wells, Sarah Cole, Joshua Glenn

May 3, 2022


Sheila Williams

September 15, 2020

Seeing Red

José P. Zagal, Benj Edwards

May 14, 2024

Elements of Game Design

Robert Zubek

August 18, 2020