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Title: Do you think this is a game?
Authors: Harrington, John
Keywords: Computer games -- Design
Level design (Computer science)
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: University of Malta
Citation: Harrington, J. (2017). Do you think this is a game? THINK Magazine, 21, 14.
Abstract: Picture an item of furniture. Was it a table, a chair, or a wardrobe? Our ideas of furniture are not oriented around what it does, or even its essential nature, but rather around all the common examples we see around us and the cognitive web of interrelations that builds in our head. This fictional furniture is just an analogy. Supervised by Prof. Gordon Calleja, I investigated how language affects our preconceptions of what games are and what they should do. Our ideas about games are not related to their potential or their openness but to constructions in our mind.
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